Altrincham cyclist dies after collision with pedestrian

Karen Clayton Image copyright GMP
Image caption Keen cyclist Karen Clayton had recently completed the Manchester 100 Mile charity bike ride

A 49-year-old cyclist has died two days after colliding with a pedestrian in Greater Manchester.

Karen Clayton was riding along Moss Lane, Altrincham, when the accident happened at about 17:15 GMT on Friday.

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries but died on Sunday, police said.

A statement from Mrs Clayton's family described her as a fitness enthusiast and "a loving family member with so much time for others".

The keen cyclist had recently completed the Manchester 100 Mile charity bike ride.

Her family said: "Karen's happy and enthusiastic attitude always shone through to her enjoyment of life.

"A popular member of the Nat West Team in Altrincham, Karen was always the first friendly face you saw when entering the branch.

"She loved a good party and could often be found on the dance floor or socialising at the bar."

An investigation is ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The female pedestrian was uninjured.

PC Neil Pennington, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Karen's family, who are being supported by specially trained officers at this tragic time."

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