Male cyclist dies after collision in Holywood

A car is taken away  after a man has died in a crash on the main road between Bangor and Belfast on Tuesday
A car is taken away after a man has died in a crash on the main road between Bangor and Belfast on Tuesday

A male cyclist in his 60s has died after being involved in a collision on the main road between Bangor and Belfast.

A PSNI spokesman said the man had been cycling in the Bangor direction with another cyclist when he was involved in a collision with a white coloured Mazda car shortly before 6.30am.

A man has died in the crash on the main road between Bangor and Belfast on Tuesday

A man has died in the crash on the main road between Bangor and Belfast on Tuesday

The other cyclist, a man aged in his 30’s, sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Inspector David Cleland is appealing for anyone who was travelling on the A2 this morning and who witnessed the collision to contact local police or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

The A2 has since been re-opened.

Earlier a spokesman for the Ambulance Service said they received a call at 6.25am after receiving reports of a collision involving a cyclist on the A2 in Bangor.

A NIAS spokesman said two ambulances were sent to the scene and “after assessment the patient was taken to the Ulster Hospital for further treatment”.