Update: Man released on police bail over cyclist's death in Watlington Road

Oxford Mail: The car is recovered at the scene yesterday The car is recovered at the scene yesterday

THE driver of a car involved in the crash that killed a cyclist on the outskirts of Oxford yesterday has been released on police bail.

The 56-year-old cyclist was died at the scene of the accident in Watlington Road following a collision with a blue Nissan Micra.

The Micra driver, a 39-year-old man from Reading, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police have said today he has been released on bail until April 14 while enquiries continue.

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10:51am Tue 18 Feb 14

apples1970 says...

Just wanted to say such a sad tragedy and my sympathies with the person's family & friends for the man who passed away.
I am always up and down this road on my way to work, and yesterday was diverted due to the police blocking the road. I knew it must have been important but never imagined something like this.
I have seen many cyclists up and down these roads and there are a lot of bends, and sometimes it is difficult to see them, that is why I am always aware and drive carefully,

I am sure the driver must be also in a very bad state, and hope everything is alright for all involved.
Just wanted to say such a sad tragedy and my sympathies with the person's family & friends for the man who passed away. I am always up and down this road on my way to work, and yesterday was diverted due to the police blocking the road. I knew it must have been important but never imagined something like this. I have seen many cyclists up and down these roads and there are a lot of bends, and sometimes it is difficult to see them, that is why I am always aware and drive carefully, I am sure the driver must be also in a very bad state, and hope everything is alright for all involved. apples1970

3:58pm Tue 18 Feb 14

King Joke says...

I use this road all the time, as my access to the climbs in the Chilterns... Aston Hill, Gangsdown Hill and the monster Howe Hill. I've never had any problems with motorists along here, only with someone pulling out of the Garsington turn. My thoughts with the deceased's family.
I use this road all the time, as my access to the climbs in the Chilterns... Aston Hill, Gangsdown Hill and the monster Howe Hill. I've never had any problems with motorists along here, only with someone pulling out of the Garsington turn. My thoughts with the deceased's family. King Joke

8:22pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

King Joke wrote:
I use this road all the time, as my access to the climbs in the Chilterns... Aston Hill, Gangsdown Hill and the monster Howe Hill. I've never had any problems with motorists along here, only with someone pulling out of the Garsington turn. My thoughts with the deceased's family.
Garsington turn is a challenge, particularly in the summer when the verge vegetation reaches over a metre tall.

I would too normally say that I don't have a problem with the road in general, however, I had to slam on the brakes at Buildbase this evening in order to allow the car that was overtaking me at 70-80ish heading towards Stadhampton to pull in sharpish to avoid a car coming the opposite direction.

I hope that the oncoming driver managed to get the registration as I was too startled to catch it.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: I use this road all the time, as my access to the climbs in the Chilterns... Aston Hill, Gangsdown Hill and the monster Howe Hill. I've never had any problems with motorists along here, only with someone pulling out of the Garsington turn. My thoughts with the deceased's family.[/p][/quote]Garsington turn is a challenge, particularly in the summer when the verge vegetation reaches over a metre tall. I would too normally say that I don't have a problem with the road in general, however, I had to slam on the brakes at Buildbase this evening in order to allow the car that was overtaking me at 70-80ish heading towards Stadhampton to pull in sharpish to avoid a car coming the opposite direction. I hope that the oncoming driver managed to get the registration as I was too startled to catch it. Andrew:Oxford

8:50pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Laco says...

I've had a crash on this junction, I was liable as I was coming out of the junction however I still maintain that if the other car had not been speeding and had been on the correct side of the road, there wouldn't have been a crash.

My thoughts are with the poor man who lost his life and his two children, I just cannot comprehend what they are going through right now.
I've had a crash on this junction, I was liable as I was coming out of the junction however I still maintain that if the other car had not been speeding and had been on the correct side of the road, there wouldn't have been a crash. My thoughts are with the poor man who lost his life and his two children, I just cannot comprehend what they are going through right now. Laco

10:18pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Pete Robinson says...

Can't believe it's you mate. It was a pleasure to play football and later work with you. RIP mate and our deepest sympathy to Jackje and your lovely kids.
Robbo x
Can't believe it's you mate. It was a pleasure to play football and later work with you. RIP mate and our deepest sympathy to Jackje and your lovely kids. Robbo x Pete Robinson

7:49pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Reginold says...

Alexander Farrar Walters is a known fraudster, thief and idiot
Look at these links from the BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/wales/3840039
.stm
http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/wales/1670954
.stm
This scum should be locked up and never released
Alexander Farrar Walters is a known fraudster, thief and idiot Look at these links from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/wales/3840039 .stm http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/wales/1670954 .stm This scum should be locked up and never released Reginold

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