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Man dies after being hit by cyclist in North Yorkshire

A pedestrian has died in hospital after he was hit by a cyclist in a North Yorkshire village.

The 72-year-old man was crossing Station Road in Ampleforth, near to St Hilda's Primary School, when he was hit by the cyclist at 1630 BST on Tuesday.

He suffered head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he later died.

The 42-year-old cyclist suffered serious injuries and is receiving treatment at the Friarage Hospital.

The road was closed for about three hours after the incident.

Witnesses have been urged to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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