Fall-cyclist dies after being hit by car in Chippenham

A cyclist has died after he came off his bike and was struck by a car in Chippenham.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said the 43-year-old man had been riding on the pavement on the A4 Rowden Hill when he lost control of his bike on Friday.

He was thrown into the road and was hit by a Ford Mondeo. He was taken to the Royal United Hospital with a serious head injury.

The spokesman said the man died just after midnight on Saturday.

He has not yet been formally identified.

The force spokesman appealed for witnesses.

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