Inquest opened into death of cyclist killed in Carlisle crash
Last updated at 13:36, Tuesday, 19 October 2010
An inquest has been opened into the death of a pensioner cyclist who was in a collision with a lorry on Brampton Road in Carlisle.
Former teacher Colin Rae, 83, died in a crash last Wednesday morning as he cycled near the University of Cumbria campus.
A lorry driver, 61, from Carlisle, was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.
He was bailed by police pending further inquiries.
An inquest was opened by the North and West Cumbria Coroner, David Roberts.
The cause of Mr Rae’s death was said to be head and chest injuries.
The inquest was then adjourned until a date yet to be decided.
Mr Rae lived at Whiteclose Gate, off Brampton Road.
His friends paid tribute to a fit, independent man who – despite his two replacement hips – was often seen riding his bike around the city.
He was a founder member of the Carlisle Cycling Campaign – now Cycling Carlisle – and was the group’s first chairman in 1992.
Mr Rae was the chairman of the Cumbrian Society of Organists and a former head of maths at Trinity School in Carlisle.
He was the youngest of three brothers and is survived by an elder brother, who lives in Sheffield.
First published at 11:36, Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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