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Cyclist killed in collision on Carlisle bypass

Emergency services at the Rockcliffe roundabout

A cyclist has died following a collision on the A689 at the Rockcliffe roundabout in Carlisle.

Officers were called to the incident involving the cyclist and a car between Burgh Road and Kingmoor Road shortly after 10am on 29 March.

Police have identified the man as 71-year-old Michael Seminara from Wetheral.

The road was closed for 5 hours while an investigation was carried out.

His family have issued the following tribute:

Mike was a keen cyclist and had recently completed the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain as well as the UK coast to coast route.

Mike had been out riding with friends on a regular outing.

After working in Carlisle’s Metal Box for 30 years and training many of the company’s apprentices, Mike then worked in Jordan and Malaysia before returning to Wetheral to retire.

Mike leaves a wife, three children and seven grandchildren, a brother and four sisters.”

– Michael Seminara's family

Motorcyclist dies following A7 collision

The man's bike left the road between Selkirk and Galashiels on Tuesday Credit: ITV Border

A motorcyclist has died following a collision on the A7 in the Scottish Borders.

The 55-year-old biker from Edinburgh suffered fatal injuries when his bike left the road between Selkirk and Galashiels on Tuesday 20 March.

He was taken to Borders General Hospital and later transferred to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he died this morning, Thursday 22 March.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101.

Cyclist killed in A6 collision named by police

Church Street Credit: Google maps

A cyclist who died following a collision on the A6 in Milnthorpe has been formally identified as Joseph Eric Park, of the village.

The 74-year-old, known as Eric, was cycling along the A6 on Wednesday 7 March when he collided with a black Audi A3.

The driver of the Audi, a Kendal man in his 20s, was uninjured.

Police say Eric's family are being supported by a specially trained officer.

Anyone witnesses are asked to contact PC 2373 Steve Mossop on 101.


Dumfries van driver killed in crash with tanker named

The A701 was closed for more than 9 hours while police investigated the scene Credit: ITV Border

A 63-year-old van driver has died in a collision with a tanker lorry on the A701 in Dumfries.

Michael David Reid, from the town, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened at around 1.45pm on Wednesday 7 February at Amisfield.

The 55-year-old driver of the tanker lorry, also from Dumfries, was uninjured.

The road was closed until around 11pm while police carried out investigations.

Millom woman hit by HGV killed on M6

A woman from Millom, identified as 51-year-old Tatiana Grieve, has died after being hit by a HGV on the M6.

The incident happened at around 12.27am on Tuesday 19 December between junctions 36 and 35.

The driver of the HGV was a 54-year-old man from the Leeds area.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Mrs Grieve or her vehicle, a silver Toyota Rav 4, on the M6 just south of junction 36 at approximately 12.10am.

Anyone with any information should email or call 101 and ask to speak to PC 2190 Batley quoting incident number 4 of 19 December.

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