Pothole may have caused crash on A631 that left Kirton Lindsey cyclist in critical condition
Police investigating a crash that left a Kirton cyclist having to be airlifted to hospital say it could have been caused by a pothole.
The man, believed to be in his early 40's, was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary by the Air Ambulance following the crash near to Ash Grove Farm on the A631 at North Willingham on Tuesday, February 12.
It happened at around 10.50am. Lincolnshire Police say the incident being caused by a pothole will be investigated, along with other potential causes.
Police say the road is in 'reasonable condition' but there were some areas of it they were not happy with.Lincolnshire County Council has been made aware of the problem and the pothole has since been filled in.
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The council says it will assist the police with its enquiries, but had not previously had reports of potholes in this area prior to the crash.
The cyclist has undergone surgery on his head injuries and remains in an Intensive Care Unit. His condition is said to be critical.
Lincolnshire Police are investigating in an effort to establish what happened.
The investigating officer is Nigel Gasgoine of the Lincolnshire Police Collision Investigation Unit.
Any witnesses who either saw the incident, or the cyclists prior to it, should contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident 121 of February 12 2013.