Cyclist killed in multi-vehicle collision

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A CYCLIST has been killed after a multi-vehicle collision on Sunday afternoon.

The man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on Haverton Hill Road, Billingham.

It involved a white Mitsubishi L200 pick-up type van, a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and the pedal bike and happened just before 4.40pm close to the entrance of Johnson Matthey chemicals company.

The cyclist died after suffering serious injuries and the driver of the Mitsubishi, aged in his 40s, was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he is in a stable condition.

The driver of the Vauxhall was uninjured.

Inspector Lee Rukin, of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “We know this industrial area would have been busy at the time with people coming to and leaving work.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area around the time of the collision to get in touch with Cleveland Police on the non-emergency 101 number.”

The roads in the immediate area were closed as police started their investigation.

Police are not naming the victim until all of his family have been told.

His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone with information should contact police quoting the reference number 203736.