Kirton in Lindsey cyclist dies after A631 crash

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A man from Kirton in Lindsey has died in hospital following a bicycle crash on the A631 at North Willingham last week.

The incident happened at about 10:50am on Tuesday 12th February when a cyclist riding with a group fell from his bicyle near to Ash Grove Farm on the A631 at North Willingham.

The 40-year-old man from the Kirton-in-Lindsey area, was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary by the Air Ambulance.

He was in a critical condition until he died in hospital on the evening of Monday 18th February.

Police say that they believe his cycle may have hit a pothole, but they are still appealing for witnesses to ascertain exactly what happened.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “He underwent surgery on his head injuries and was in ICU in a critical condition.”

“We are investigating in an effort to establish what happened.”

“The investigating officer is Nigel Gasgoine of the Lincolnshire Police Collision Investigation Unit.”

He continued: “Nigel is appealing for witnesses who either saw the incident or the cyclists prior to it to contact him.”

Police say that the man’s immediate family have been informed of his death. He will be named later in the week.

For the latest on the story as it developts visit www.gainsboroughstandard.co.uk

Anyone witnesses or anyone with any information or who may have seen the group of cyclists around the time of the accident can call the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855 quoting incident number 121 of Tuesday 12th February.