Tributes To Cyclist Killed In Collision

Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who died in a collision in Southampton, last Monday (17/12/12).

David Timothy Irving, 48, of Leigh Road, Wimborne, Dorset was cycling along Mountbatten Way at around 8.45am when he was involved in a collision.

In a statement, his family said: “The grieving family of a cyclist killed in a crash have paid tribute to their fun loving and devoted father.

“David Timothy Irving died from his injuries at the scene of the crash involving multiple vehicles on Southampton's Mountbatten Way during rush hour last Monday morning. He was on his way to work as an IT consultant at Carnival Cruise Lines

“The 48-year-old from Wimborne has been described as kind, thoughtful and devoted to his long term partner and two beautiful daughters. He had a great sense of humour and a love of cycling, skiing and kayaking.

“The family would like to thank the police, friends and neighbours for all their support at this very difficult time.”

The driver of a white Ford Transit minibus, a 37-year-old man from West End, and the driver of a Mercedes Coupe, a 56-year-old from Fordingbridge, were both arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. They were bailed until March 19, 2013.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh, quoting Operation Ruddy, on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.