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Cyclist who died in collision near Addenbrooke’s confirmed as Cambridge University Hospitals worker after lorry driver arrested



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A cyclist who died following a serious collision involving a lorry near Addenbrooke’s Hospital has been confirmed as a member of staff at Cambridge University Hospitals.

The scene of the crash at the Addenbrooke’s roundabout in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
The scene of the crash at the Addenbrooke’s roundabout in Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

The woman, who was in her 20s, was struck by the lorry shortly before 8am yesterday morning (Thursday, October 7).

A spokesperson for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We have confirmed to our staff that a colleague has sadly died following a road traffic collision outside the hospital this morning (Thursday). Our deepest sympathies are with her family, friends and colleagues.”

Addenbrooke’s Hospital Picture: Keith Heppell (52046547)
Addenbrooke’s Hospital Picture: Keith Heppell (52046547)

Emergency services attended the scene and the A1307 was closed at its junction with Fendon Road.

The driver of the lorry, a 27-year-old man from Hertford, Hertfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving. He was taken to Huntingdon Police Station.

The junction of the A1307 and Fendon Road, outside Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Picture: Google Earth Pro (52046515)
The junction of the A1307 and Fendon Road, outside Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Picture: Google Earth Pro (52046515)

Police are appealing for anyone or saw the collision or who may have dashcam footage to get in touch.

Please contact Sgt Tom Daly via 101 or contact police via their webchat quoting incident 66 of October 7.

Update: Family pay tribute to ‘truly special individual’ who died in a collision near Addenbrooke’s Hospital

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