Inquest opens in Sunderland into death of tragic cyclist Stuart Price

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An inquest into the death of tragedy cyclist Stuart Price has been opened in Sunderland.

The 24-year-old, of Murton, died when he was involved in a collision with a black Jaguar at the weekend.

Stuart Price.

Stuart Price.

The tragedy took place on Sunday morning as Stuart, who worked in the medical records department at Sunderland Royal Hospital, cycled along Colliery Lane, near Easington Lane, at 10.25am.

Sunderland senior coroner Derek Winter, yesterday, formally opened and adjourned an inquest into his death at the coroner’s court at Sunderland Civic Centre.

Mr Winter said: “I am going to open the inquest as part of my investigation into the death of Stuart Gordon Price, as reported to this office in circumstances which suggest his death may have been linked to a road traffic collision, which took place on February 19, 2017.”

Mr Winter said Stuart was formally identified by a relative.

Police have yet to conclude their enquiries, and, subject to the views of the Crown Prosecution Service, the matter has not yet been reviewed in terms of any likely prosecution

Derek Winter, Senior Coroner

A post-mortem examination had been carried out by Home Office pathologist Dr Mark Egan on February 21, Mr Winter said, but the report was not yet available.

He added: “Police have yet to conclude their enquiries and, subject to the views of the Crown Prosecution Service, the matter has not yet been reviewed in terms of any likely prosecution.

“The inquest will be formally opened today and my intention is to adjourn matters until June 20, at 10am, when I will further review the progress of the investigations being carried out by the police as well as the report of Dr Egan.”

Stuart is survuved by his mother Deborah Dobie and step father John; his father, also Stuart, and step mother Marion.

Flowers and cards placed in memory of Stuart Price at the scene of the RTA .

Flowers and cards placed in memory of Stuart Price at the scene of the RTA .

He also had a sister, Jade, a brother, James, 22, grandmother, Rita Bond, 77.

Mrs Dobie, 52, previously told the Echo: “I cannot put into words how wonderful everyone has been and I can’t express how much it means.

“I never realised what a tight-knit community Murton is, everyone has been fantastic.

“It is lovely to know Stuart was so well loved, by so many people.

“He has really touched so many people’s hearts and he will be leaving a huge hole.”

Police continue to appeal for witnesses, and anyone with any information that may help police, should contact officers on 101 quoting log 400 19/02/17.