22nd Oct, 2017

Police name Coventry cyclist killed in Tollbar Island collision

Coventry Editorial 9th Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TRIBUTES have been made to the ‘well-loved son and brother’ who died in a collision on Tollbar Island Tuesday evening (January 6).

Police have named the cyclist as Andrew Wolfindale, 35 years-old from Walsgrave, who was struck by an HGV at around 6pm and died from his injuries in hospital later that evening.

Speaking of their loss, Andrew’s family described him as generous, loving, considerate, quiet, conscientious, hard-working and as having integrity.

They added: “He loved the outdoors and cycling in particular.

“He had a rich Christian faith, and will be missed by so many friends.”

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit are now appealing for witnesses to contact them with information.

Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision.

“This is a tragic event and we are currently following up a number of enquiries.

“Tollbar Island is a major junction and I know a number of vehicles passed the scene and the occupants have not yet spoken to police.

“I would appeal directly to anyone with any information, to contact us.”

The HGV involved in the collision was later traced and the driver is assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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