Cyclist killed on A68 named as father-of-three from Darlington

TRIBUTES PAID: Anthony Winter

TRIBUTES PAID: Anthony Winter

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A CYCLIST killed in a collision on the A68 in Darlington yesterday has been named as a 24-year-old father-of-three from the town.

Anthony Winter was declared dead at the scene following a collision with a lorry on the westbound lane of the A68 about a quarter of a mile west of Burtree Lane in Darlington yesterday morning.

Mr Winter’s sister said: “Anth was the best brother anyone could have, he would always help anyone. I want people to remember him for who he was.

"His three beautiful children will never forget him.”

Tributes from Mr Winter's family and friends have been left at the scene of the collision.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

The driver of the lorry, a 50-year-old man from Barnsley, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask for the collision investigation unit.

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6:54pm Fri 10 Jan 14

greenfinger says...

So terribly sad, my condolences to the family, especially the three children.
So terribly sad, my condolences to the family, especially the three children. greenfinger
  • Score: 22

8:39pm Fri 10 Jan 14

jandarlo says...

very sad when someone dies so tragically and suddenly, especially when they leave a young family. thinking of the family. RIP.
very sad when someone dies so tragically and suddenly, especially when they leave a young family. thinking of the family. RIP. jandarlo
  • Score: 13

9:28pm Fri 10 Jan 14

fourmars says...

another tragedy on the roads around darlington, The A68 is a horrible road with a lot of incidents and sadly this one has taken a young man from his family and friends.I see a lot of cyclists on that stretch of road and always think to myself rather them than me,I think a cycle path along boths sides of the carriageway would be the perfect solution but as always I know it will never happen.
another tragedy on the roads around darlington, The A68 is a horrible road with a lot of incidents and sadly this one has taken a young man from his family and friends.I see a lot of cyclists on that stretch of road and always think to myself rather them than me,I think a cycle path along boths sides of the carriageway would be the perfect solution but as always I know it will never happen. fourmars
  • Score: 30

10:02am Sat 11 Jan 14

dan4291 says...

fourmars wrote:
another tragedy on the roads around darlington, The A68 is a horrible road with a lot of incidents and sadly this one has taken a young man from his family and friends.I see a lot of cyclists on that stretch of road and always think to myself rather them than me,I think a cycle path along boths sides of the carriageway would be the perfect solution but as always I know it will never happen.
I totally agree, should be a legal requirement to put a path next to every A road. Unfortunately this road is just too dangerous to cycle on due to the lack of cycle lane and the speed difference between bike and car, truck, etc.

I saw this guy cycling up the A68 every morning before Thursday, and drove past the accident just after it happened (on the opposite side of the dual carriageway). My thoughts go out to his family, such a tragedy.
[quote][p][bold]fourmars[/bold] wrote: another tragedy on the roads around darlington, The A68 is a horrible road with a lot of incidents and sadly this one has taken a young man from his family and friends.I see a lot of cyclists on that stretch of road and always think to myself rather them than me,I think a cycle path along boths sides of the carriageway would be the perfect solution but as always I know it will never happen.[/p][/quote]I totally agree, should be a legal requirement to put a path next to every A road. Unfortunately this road is just too dangerous to cycle on due to the lack of cycle lane and the speed difference between bike and car, truck, etc. I saw this guy cycling up the A68 every morning before Thursday, and drove past the accident just after it happened (on the opposite side of the dual carriageway). My thoughts go out to his family, such a tragedy. dan4291
  • Score: 14

7:42am Sun 12 Jan 14

tabby67 says...

I agree with the above very sad RIP, come on lets see a proper cycle path and not just one marked on the road, that road is wide enough for gods sake to have one both sides might cost a bit of an outlay to start with but you will get the money back eventually as you wont have to keep maintaining the unsightly grass and weeds in fact while your on why not resurface it as well its bloody awful driving down there
I agree with the above very sad RIP, come on lets see a proper cycle path and not just one marked on the road, that road is wide enough for gods sake to have one both sides might cost a bit of an outlay to start with but you will get the money back eventually as you wont have to keep maintaining the unsightly grass and weeds in fact while your on why not resurface it as well its bloody awful driving down there tabby67
  • Score: 7

5:26pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sloppycustard says...

Personally I think all working tax benefits and dole or whatever it is called should be stopped within a couple of year of receiving it to make people get into work. Never understood why governments supports claiments who sit around for years doing nothing and expecting free housing free dentists free eye sights and whatever else get chucked at them.if you dont work you get nothing simple.i understand as we get to a certain age say 65 it does become harder to work. Give handouts then when you have contributed and not before.
Personally I think all working tax benefits and dole or whatever it is called should be stopped within a couple of year of receiving it to make people get into work. Never understood why governments supports claiments who sit around for years doing nothing and expecting free housing free dentists free eye sights and whatever else get chucked at them.if you dont work you get nothing simple.i understand as we get to a certain age say 65 it does become harder to work. Give handouts then when you have contributed and not before. sloppycustard
  • Score: 1

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