Hampshire & Isle of Wight

New Forest crash cyclist dies

A cyclist has died after being in a crash with a car in the New Forest at the weekend.

James Atherton, 25, from Burgess Road, Southampton died in the early hours of Monday at Southampton General Hospital.

He had been cycling on Sunday morning with friends towards Pennington when he was in a collision with a VW Golf in Pitmore Lane.

Mr Atherton was taken by air ambulance to hospital where he died the following morning.

The 57-year-old car driver, from Evesham, Worcestershire, was not injured.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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