Cyclist, 31, dies three weeks after New Year's Day collision

Cyclist, 31, dies three weeks after New Year’s Day collision as family pay tribute to ‘wonderful partner, daughter and sister’, and driver, 29, is arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving

  • Laura Duncalfe, 31, from Newcastle, was taken to hospital with serious injuries
  • She was struck by a car while cycling on St Lawrence Road in St Peter’s Basin
  • Northumbria Police have now confirmed that Ms Duncalfe died on January 23
  • Man, 29, arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving
  • A cyclist has died three weeks after being struck by a car on New Year’s Eve – with police probing a man on suspicion of dangerous driving.

    Cyclist Laura Duncalfe was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries following the collision in St Peter’s Basin, Newcastle, on December 31.

    Today Northumbria Police confirmed in a statement that 31-year-old has died and that a 29-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

    The force also shared tributes from the family of Ms Duncalfe, who they described as a ‘wonderful partner, daughter and sister’.  

    Cyclist Laura Duncalfe (pictured) was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries following the collision in St Peter's Basin, Newcastle, on December 31

    Cyclist Laura Duncalfe (pictured) was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries following the collision in St Peter’s Basin, Newcastle, on December 31

    Paying tribute, her family said: ‘Laura was a wonderful partner, daughter and sister.

    ‘She worked tirelessly for the benefit of others and lived her life courageously and to the full. She will be sorely missed by us all.’

    The collision happened at around 9.20am on New Year’s Day.

    Northumbria Police say they were called to a collision between a car and cyclist on St Lawrence Road in St Peter’s Basin.

    Ms Duncalf, who lived in the city, was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries, but died on January 23. 

    Inspector Dean Hood, of Northumbria Police,  said he and his team are continuing to support Laura’s family and loved ones.

    He said: ‘Every death on our roads is always incredibly sad, but it is especially poignant when it involves somebody with their whole future ahead of them.

    ‘We will continue to offer Laura’s family any support they need and would ask everyone to respect their privacy as they attempt to come to terms with what has happened.

    Northumbria Police say they were called to a collision between a car and cyclist on St Lawrence Road in St Peter's Basin

    Northumbria Police say they were called to a collision between a car and cyclist on St Lawrence Road in St Peter’s Basin

    ‘We are committed to finding out what happened in the moments immediately before this collision and would continue to ask any witnesses – or anybody with information that they think could assist our investigation – to get in touch.

    ‘If you were travelling in the area at the time, and have yet to do so, please come forward and speak to us.’

    A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of Northumbria Police’s website or by calling 101 quoting reference NP-20220101-0599.