Fatal collision 28 May 2015 A371, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Last updated 21 September 2016
A371, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset (show full map)
Casualties April Reeves, 7 (fatality)
Time of incident 3:00pm, 28 May 2015
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle, Car
Incident factors Loss of control
Police details Avon and Somerset, incident 552

April Reeves was cycling with her mother and brother when she wobbled and fell from her bicycle. Although she was on a shared footway/cycleway, this was in essence a simple pavement, adjacent to the carriageway which has a 60mph speed limit. She fell into the carriageway and was fatally struck by a passing car.

Senior coroner Maria Voisin recorded a verdict of death by road traffic collision.

April’s parents and others have called for a reduction to the speed limit on the road and for separation between the cycleway and carriageway.