Family pay tribute to cyclist killed after collision with car in Solihull

The family of a female cyclist, who sadly died following a crash last week, have paid tribute to her

<p>Jacqui Witham</p>

Jacqui Witham

The family of a cyclist who died after a collision with a car in Solihull last week have paid tribute to her.

Mother-of-two Jacqui Witham, nee Sidley, was riding along Friday Lane last Wednesday morning (12 January) when the collision took place.

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The incident happened on the stretch between Hampton Lane and the M42, in Barston at around 10am.

West Midlands Police initially thought the collision involved one car, a Nissan Juke, but CCTV enquiries have shown that another car, a Renault Clio, was also involved.

Both cars have been recovered and will now be forensically examined, and both drivers are helping with the investigation, the force said.

Ms Witham, 46, suffered serious injuries and died a short time afterwards.

Family tribute to ‘brightest light in our lives’

Today (17 January) her parents, said: “The brightest light in our lives was cruelly taken away from us on the 12 January at 9.52am.

“Our beautiful 46-year-old daughter Jacqui was riding her bike along this lane when an incident happened with two vehicles and our beautiful Jacqui on her bike, which caused fatal injuries.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in this area at this time who may have any information the police can follow up to help our grieving family try to deal with this immeasurable loss.

“Jacqui has two daughters, aged five and eight, who we are all comforting at this heart-breaking time.”

Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information or dash cam footage.

Contact the force via Live Chat on the website, or call 101, and quote log 1080 of 12/1/22.

You can email investigators directly at [email protected]estmidlands.police.uk.

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