Cyclist, 67, dies after Lancaster bus collision

The scene where the collision happened.
The scene where the collision happened.

A cyclist who was seriously injured after a collision with a bus in Lancaster has died.

Joan Behar, who was 67 and from the city, passed away on Friday, March 7, at 6.15pm at the Royal Preston Hospital.

She suffered serious head injuries in the collision, which happened at around 3.40pm on Tuesday, March 4, in slow-moving traffic on North Road, near the Chapel Street junction.

Sergeant David Hogarth, from Lancashire’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Her family are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact police on 101.

“I would be particularly keen to speak with anybody who saw Mrs Behar pushing her bike or cycling down Rosemary Lane contraflow to traffic prior to the collision.”

North Road was closed for around four hours to enable an investigation to take place.