A CYCLIST has died following a crash with a car.

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

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

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The 73-year-old man, from Stockton-on-Tees, was airlifted to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, but later died from his injuries.

A Great North East Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) said their paramedic and doctor treated the cyclist for multiple injuries.

He said: “The patient sustained multiple injuries and was treated and assessed by the GNAAS paramedic and doctor team before being flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

“The flight took five minutes and he arrived in a critical condition.”

The Northern Echo:

CRITICAL: The Great North East Air Ambulance at the scene Picture: GNAAS

The road was closed between 1.10pm and 6.42pm.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either the car or cyclist before the crash to come forward.

They would also ask any drivers who have dashcam footage to get in touch.

The Northern Echo:

CRASH: The scene of the crash Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

  • If you have any information call 101 quoting incident number 226 of October 5.