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Cyclist who suffered head injury in Aberdeenshire crash dies in hospital

Rikki Gault died following the incident on Low Street in Banff.
Rikki Gault died following the incident on Low Street in Banff.

A 30-year-old cyclist who suffered serious head injuries in a collision with a lorry has died.

Rikki Gault died in hospital following an incident on Low Street in Banff on Friday afternoon.

The lorry, belonging to local building firm AJ Rennie, remained at the scene for several hours afterwards along with the man’s black bicycle.

The incident took place outside the Wilson defence solicitors and heavy police presence remained on the road for several hours.

Banff and District councillor Glen Reynolds was among those to pay his respects.

Mr Reynolds said: “First and foremost my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Rikki at this terrible and difficult time.

“My sympathy goes beyond that to everyone that has been impacted by this terrible accident and I would not wish to comment further out of sympathy.”

Mr Gault’s family have requested privacy at this time however wished it known that “Rikki lived life to the full and will be sorely missed”.

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Low Street was closed for around eight hours to allow for collision investigation work.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has seen either the lorry or the cyclist prior to the crash is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 2066 of 7 August, 2020.

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