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Teenage cyclist critical after being hit by car

A schoolboy is critically ill in hospital after being hit by a car in Nottinghamshire.

The 14-year-old was airlifted to Queen's Medical Centre with life-threatening injuries after the accident which happened on the A617 in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Police were called to the scene around 1.30pm and say the 72-year-old driver was left shaken but unharmed.

The road is expected to remain closed in both directions for a number of hours between the A60 and Hamilton Road while police conduct their enquiries.


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Lincolnshire County Council responds to cyclist death

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family after this tragic incident.

It is important to say that we had not been made aware of any of potholes at this location prior to the incident, and the A631 is generally in a good condition. As soon as the police alerted us to it following the accident, we responded immediately.

However, this is an on-going police investigation and therefore it is not appropriate for me to comment any further at this time.

– Paul Coathup, Assistant Director for Highways and Transportation
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Tributes to cyclist

Tributes have been paid to cyclist Christian Brown, who died after coming off his bike. He has been remembered on the cycling group website, of which he was a member.

I am truly saddened to inform you that our friend & club mate Christian Brown passed away yesterday, Monday 18th February.

Christian was involved in a serious cycling accident 6 days ago and was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary in a critical condition, unfortunately he never recovered.

I’m sure like myself you will have many fantastic memories of our time with Christian, his strength, his determination, his will to succeed, which will stay with me forever, he will be greatly missed by us all.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Christian’s family, girlfriend and many friends.

Farewell my friend, Rest in Peace

– LINCSQUAD - Lincolnshire Quadrathlon Club
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Cyclist's death: Police investigate pothole theory

Tributes are being paid to a cyclist who has died six days after coming off his bike in Lincolnshire, in a crash which may have been caused by a pothole. Christian Brown, who was 40 and from Kirton in Lindsey, passed away on Monday, and has now been named by police.

Mr Brown's family are expected to release a statement later today. Christian was cycling with a group along the A631 at North Willingham when the accident happened on Tuesday 12th February.

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that they are investigating whether a pothole may have been the cause of the crash.