Cyclist Henry Norcutt dies in collision with car in Bath Road, Bridgwater
Written by Bridgwater Mercury on April 8, 2021
TRIBUTES have been paid to a grandfather who died after he was knocked off his bicycle have paid tribute to “an amazing family man”.
Taxi driver Henry Norcutt, who was in his 40s, died after he was in collision with a car on the A39 Bath Road, in Bridgwater yesterday (Wednesday) at around 11am.
His son in law Connor Western said: “My daughters sadly lost their grandad in a tragic accident in his hometown.
“He will be deeply missed by his family and four grandchildren.
“He was a fantastic man and a well-loved individual around Bridgwater.”
Mr Western added: “He was a strong character and a good friend to a lot of people.”
He has set up an appeal on GoFundMe for donations to help Mr Norcutt’s loved ones at “this upsetting and traumatic time”.
More than £3,600 has already been raised towards the £5,000 target
Police arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of causing Mr Norcutt’s death by dangerous driving and drug driving following the crash involving a black Vauxhall Corsa.
The road was closed for a number of hours following the tragic collision.
An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: “His next of kin have been made aware and will be supported by a specially-trained family liaison officer.
“Our thoughts are with them at this sad time.”
The spokesperson added: “Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the Corsa or the cyclist in the moments beforehand.
“Police also want to hear from you if you have any dashcam or other footage which could help the investigation.
“If you have any information, call 101 quoting reference 5221073941.”
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