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Cyclist in his 70s dies after being hit by a car

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A cyclist has died after being hit by a car near a busy dual carriageway.

It happened around 1pm on Thursday 5 October.

The 73-year-old cyclist from Stockton-on-Tees was airlifted to hospital where he later died.

A police investigation into what happened is now underway, with a plea for witnesses to come forward with any information they may have.

A police statement read:

The incident involving a black Renault Clio happened on the A689 dual carriageway next to the junction to Castle Eden Walkway at about 1pm on Thursday.

The car was travelling eastbound towards the Castle Eden Walkway car park entrance when the collision occurred.

The 73-year-old male cyclist, from Stockon-on-Tees, was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough but has since died.

The road was closed between 1.10-6.42pm.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either the car or cyclist prior to the crash to come forward. They would also ask any drivers who have dashcam footage to get in touch.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 226 of October 5.

– Statement from Durham Constabulary