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Police officers are appealing for information from members of the public following a road traffic collision in the Stoughton area of Guildford this morning (Thursday, 3 May) in which a cyclist suffered serious head injuries.
The incident happened when the local teenager, who was cycling downhill on a black mountain bike towards Larch Avenue, was in collision with a white van, just after 7am.
The road was closed between the railway bridge and the roundabout at Larch Avenue for more than three hours before being re-opened at 11am.
The 18-year-old male cyclist suffered serious head and facial injuries. He was taken by air ambulance to Kings College Hospital in London. The driver and passenger of the van were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
A Guildford Dragon reporter spoke to a local resident who lives close to the scene of the incident. He related how he was awoken by the sound of car doors banging causing him to look out of his window.
He said: “I saw lots of flashing lights of police cars and an ambulance. The helicopter came and landed nearby in the cemetery and I saw the young man being put on to a stretcher.
“Vehicles that come down Stoughton Road are often speeding. I tell people I live near the ‘golf course’ because of all the pot holes.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Surrey Police Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922 quoting reference P12124441.