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Triathlete killed after hitting pothole – one of two cyclists killed near Rugby in a week

Triathlete killed after hitting pothole – one of two cyclists killed near Rugby in a week

Friday morning collision follows death of Kate Vanloo A cyclist has died following a collision with a car on the outskirts of Rugby on Friday morning. The man was the second cyclist fatality in the area in a week after 52-year-old triathlete Kate Vanloo was killed after being thrown from her bike after hitting a pothole in Napton on Sunday January 3.

The Rugby Observer (link is external) reports that Friday’s incident took place at the junction of the A4071 and Lawford Road at around 8.20am.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Advanced life support was administered to the man who had suffered serious injuries. He was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire which had been put on alert in anticipation of his arrival. Despite the collective best efforts of all involved, he was later confirmed dead at hospital.”

The victim has not yet been named.

In Sunday’s incident, which took place at around 10.45am, Vanloo is reported to have hit a water-filled pothole on Holt Road before being struck by a Toyota Yaris as she fell from her bike.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When crews arrived on the scene they discovered a cyclist lying in the […]

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