Cyclist in fatal A1 smash is named

Police Accident
Police Accident

A CYCLIST who was killed in a crash on the A1 has been named by police.

Andrew Ridsdale, 43, of Mirfield in West Yorkshire, died after a heavy goods vehicle collided with his bicycle.

The collision occurred on the A1 southbound carriageway close to the end of the A634 Spital Road slip road, about one mile south of Blyth services.

The incident that happened just before 8.55am on Sunday March 18 is being investigated by Nottinghamshire’s Crash Investigation Unit.

No arrests have been made.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or was driving along that section of the A1 between 8.50am and 9am on Sunday.

They would particularly like to hear from a female motorist who stopped immediately after the collision and told people at Flo’s Café, in a nearby lay-by, that she had witnessed the crash.

Anyone with information should telephone DC Helen Neaverson on 101, ext 800 2227.