Gloucestershire

Teenage cyclist Louis Eldridge, hit by car in Berkeley, dies in hospital

Teenagers gather at the scene
Image caption Friends of Louis Eldridge brought flowers to the scene of the crash

A teenage cyclist who was knocked off his bike by a car while cycling under a railway bridge has died in hospital.

Fourteen-year-old Louis Eldridge was riding his bicycle on Station Road in Berkeley when he collided with a VW Polo on Friday at about 19:35 BST.

He was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where he died on Saturday evening.

Tributes posted on Facebook described the teenager, who went to Rednock School in Dursley, as "full of beans".

Image caption The collision happened under the railway bridge on Station Road on Friday

Members of the Sharpness Youth Club said they were sad to hear of the death of Louis.

In a statement, posted on Facebook, they said: "To all of those who attend youth club on Mondays, please come along Monday as we have decided that all money taken on the door and any donations given will go towards flowers for his family or funeral, whatever the kids decide is more appropriate."

Rosie Holloway wrote: "RIP Louis you're dearly missed man, fly high up there we're all looking up to you, heart goes out to his family and friends, so sad to see you go so young."

Gloucestershire Police said their investigation was continuing.

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