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Witness appeal as cyclist (17) killed in Coventry road collision

Collision investigators are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was hit and killed by a car in Coventry last night (5 Oct).

Ryan Willoughby-Oakes was cycling on his bike in Binley Road at the junction with Hipswell Highway when he was in collision with a Nissan GT-R.

The trainee electrician, from nearby Newey Road, suffered a critical head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car – a man aged 36 – stopped at the scene and provided a negative breath test. He has not been arrested but is helping police with their enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life while out riding his bike. Our specially trained Family Liaison Team are offering his family and loved ones support at this very difficult time.

“We understand the car was travelling on Binley Road from west to east and the cyclist was crossing at the traffic lights when the collision occurred.

“We have already spoken to some witnesses and are assessing CCTV – but if anyone saw the impact and has not yet contacted us, or may have caught the collision on a dash-cam or cycle-cam, then I’d urge them to get in touch as they could have important information.”

The road was closed for just over three hours last night, re-opening at around 10.30pm, to allow time for the scene to be examined and crash reconstruction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on email at FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight. Please quote 2326 from 5 Oct.

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