Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland cyclist dies two days after collision with van

By Jill Goligher

A man has died following a crash involving his bicycle and a transit van on the Glenshane Road in Co Londonderry on Thursday.

The collision happened on the A6 road near the turn-off for Maghera, at around 8.30am. The Air Ambulance, two paramedics, and two emergency crews attended the scene, and the cyclist, aged in his 20s, was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. He passed away in hospital on Saturday from his injuries.

The driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of causing death or grievous bodily injury by careless driving.

He has since been released on police bail pending further police enquiries.

Inspector Andrew Archibald said: "I am appealing to anyone who was on the Glenshane Road between 8.10am and 8.30am on Thursday morning, November 16, and has any information they believe could help the investigation, or who may have witnessed the collision, to contact police on the non emergency number 101 quoting reference 225 of 16/11/17."

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