A woman has died after being hit by a car in Kirk Michael yesterday evening.
The incident involved a dark blue Range Rover and a cyclist, both travelling n a northerly direction. The woman riding the bike, an Isle of Man resident, suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene.
Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the scene outside the village shop on Main Road at about 6pm, and the road was closed.
The Range Rover was driven by a local woman, who had an infant in the car with her. Paramedics examined both driver and child at the scene. Despite being shocked they required no treatment.
The road remained closed until 11.55pm to allow police collision investigators, scenes of crime officers and Department of Infrastructure vehicle examiners to conduct enquiries.
Sergeant Andy Kneen said: ‘Police are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed this collision, and who have not yet given the police their details.
‘There are early indications that the lady who died was in a party of three cyclists who had travelled along the TT course from Douglas. We also believe that the car had also travelled a similar route. We are keen to hear from anyone who noticed either party before they reached Kirk Michael.
‘I would like to thank the many local residents who rallied round to render first aid, and assisted the emergency services at the scene.
‘I would also like to thank the travelling public and residents of Michael for the forbearance shown by them with regard to the road closure.’
If you can help officers with their inquiries, call police headquarters on 631212.