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    100%HANTSBOY wrote:
    The Salv wrote: When will this pathetic attitude towards cyclists end. Car drivers need to realise that they are in control of a dangerous vehicle capable of causing serious injury and death. Slow down, check your mirrors, give plenty of room to cyclists. So what if he overtook you earlier and you want to "get back at him". Stop being so pathetic and grow up because that attitude costs lives. I am not saying that is what happened here but it does happen.
    I have no attitude or anger towards cyclists but I did wonder this morning on my way to work (Allington Lane-Eastleigh) why so many cyclists choose to weave in and out of traffic when,on the Bishopstoke Road,there are cycle lanes on both sides of the road (on the pavement)?.
    I dont want to take anything away from the sad news about Mark, but as a cyclist and car driver myself this comment needs a truthfull answer.

    Its motorists attitudes like this (not yours but in general) that put many cyclists in danger everyday. It does not matter if there are cycle lanes they are NOT compulsery and are more often than not more dangerous than the road. for many reasons, i hope the echo can start pushing mps to help make roads safer for all users.

    And yes i agree some cyclists wind drivers up but it does not give a valid reason to take it out on other cyclists. which happens as i know i have never met some people butthey still think i should bee just rammed aside. (not in relation to this accident as im unaware of any facts and will not comment untill after the police investigation is released)"
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Police name cyclist killed in New Forest accident as Mark Brummell

Cyclist dies after car crash

Cyclist dies after car crash

First published in New Forest

THE CYCLIST who died after the bike he was riding was struck by a car in the New Forest has been named as Mark Brummell.

The 53-year-old from Atherley Road, Southampton suffered serious injuries at the scene of the accident at Ipley and died later at Southampton General Hospital.

According to police he was in collision with a Renault Scenic at the Ipley crossroads in the village at 6.15pm, last night.

The 59-year-old male driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Operation Sarum investigation team on the 101 number.

Sergeant Andy Lynch, from the Road Death Investigation team at Eastleigh, said: “Mr Brummell was treated at the scene by ambulance crews before being taken to Southampton General Hospital where sadly he later passed away.

“I'm appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone with information who can help. I'd like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or either the Megane or the cyclist prior to it.”

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Lynch at Eastleigh police station, quoting Operation Sarum, on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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