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12-Year-Old Cyclist Dies In Road Collision On Charney Road, Southmoor

13/04/2014 12:20 BST | Updated 13/04/2014 12:59 BST
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A 12-year-old boy has died after he was in collision with a car while riding his bike.

The boy was cycling along Charney Road, Southmoor, Oxfordshire, towards the junction with the A420 westbound, at about 4.40pm yesterday when he and a grey Honda CRV being driven towards Swindon collided, Thames Valley Police said.

Paramedics attended the scene and the boy was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he was later pronounced dead.

The boy is from the Southmoor area and attended school locally, police said.

A police spokesman said: "This serious collision tragically took the life of the young cyclist.

"We urgently require anyone with information that may help us with our investigation to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible."

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle in the area at this time should call Thames Valley Police on 101 and ask for Pc Sanders at Abingdon Roads Policing.