Police name the cyclist, 21, killed in Doncaster collision with van

Ben Hydes

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A YOUNG cyclist who suffered fatal injuries in a road collision in Skellow, Doncaster, was last night named by police.

He was Benjamin Hydes, aged 21, from Burghwallis, who was in collision with a van on Wednesday.

It is believed a Ford Transit van, driven by a 31-year-old local man, was travelling along Skellow Road away from the A1 when it collided with Ben as he exited Mill Lane, throwing him from his bicycle and into the road.

He was taken straight to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment for serious head injuries, but died in the same hospital on Thursday morning.

Ben’s family said: “Ben was very popular and dearly loved by all his family, girlfriend, friends, and work colleagues.

“He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

“We would appreciate to all be left to grieve in peace at this difficult time.”

The Skellow Road junctions with Buttercross and Mill Lane were closed for three hours after the incident.

It has not been disclosed if Benjamin was wearing a cycling helmet when the tragedy occurred.

Officers would especially like to speak to the driver of a green vehicle that was seen exiting Mill Lane at the time of the collision, as they may be able to provide vital information to help with the investigation.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw the manner of driving prior to the collision, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 892 of September 5.

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