Breaking: Collision between a cyclist and a cement mixer outside Owens Park
Wilmslow Road is closed off after a serious accident this afternoon
UPDATE: The cyclist who died in the collision on Tuesday has been named as Joshua Jarvis.
He was a 21-year-old who lived in Fallowfield.
Wilmslow Road has been closed off in both directions, after an accident involving a cement mixer and a cyclist.
The collision occurred at around 3.25pm yesterday afternoon outside Fallow Cafe at the Land Cross Road and Wilmslow Road junction.
Eye witnesses reported seeing a body wrapped in a sheet, lying behind a truck and later being wheeled into an ambulance.
UPDATE: Serious accident has closed Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield – police say crash involved cyclist and cement mixer. More soon
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) February 11, 2014
Police have cordoned off the area and there are no buses running on this stretch of Wilmslow Road.
And the surrounding areas remain closed off yesteday evening.
Many students have taken to Twitter to tweet about the incident:
What's gone on in Fallowfield? Mad amount of police there. pic.twitter.com/xJDkUHwawZ
— Joe Wilson (@joewilson89) February 11, 2014
Road accident in Fallowfield causing a huge queue and the road to close. Looks like I'll have to join in with the hike home.
— Aqilah Vawda (@AqilahVawda) February 11, 2014
Fallowfield……..completely blocked #Accident
— David Adamu (@DavidAdamu) February 11, 2014
Major accident in Fallowfield near Papa Johns and 256. Expect traffic delays if getting bus/driving that way.
— Gareth Eaglestone (@Geaglestone) February 11, 2014