Market Rasen crash: Cyclist dies in hospital

Image caption A pothole was filled following an accident in which a cyclist died

A cyclist has died after suffering serious head injuries in a road crash in Lincolnshire.

The 40-year-old man from Kirton-in-Lindsey, was riding with a group of cyclists when he fell near Ash Grove Farm on the A631 at Market Rasen, on 12 February.

The man, who has not been named, died on Monday in Hull Royal Infirmary.

A police spokeswoman said a theory that the crash was caused by a pothole was being investigated.

A pothole on the A631 was repaired by Lincolnshire County Council after it was reported by police.

The man, who was wearing a helmet, was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary after the crash and underwent surgery but died in hospital six days later.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: "The possibility the incident was caused by a pothole will be investigated, along with other potential causes."

Sgt Ady Wootton added: "In general the road is in a reasonable condition but there are aspects of the road we are not satisfied with."

Officers said they had spoken to Lincolnshire County Council about the state of the road.

Alan Aistrup, head of highways for the council, said until 12 February his department had not received any reports of potholes in the area and the council was assisting police with their investigation.

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