A 24-year-old vegan who just completed a 1,000 mile bicycle ride between Lands End and John O’Groats was knocked down and killed in a hit and run near her home in Manchester.
Vicky Myers, 24, died after she was struck by a car in Timperley, Greater Manchester in the early hours of Sunday morning.
She was cycling along the road with another woman who was uninjured.
Gurparthab Ajay Singh, 26, is due to appear in Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ court tomorrow morning having been charged in connection with Vicky Myers’ death
Vicky Myers, pictured with her partner James, right, was killed after she was struck in Timperley, Trafford in Manchester on Sunday morning by a car which did not stop
Police arrested two people following yesterday’s crash with one released for further investigation although Singh, 26, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving
Police have charged Gurparthab Ajay Singh, 26, of Wythenshawe has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report a collision.
Ms Myers was struck around 7.55am yesterday on the Stockport road and taken to hospital where she later died.
Singh is currently in custody and is due to appear tomorrow at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court.
In a statement, Ms Myers’ family said: ‘Our lovely daughter Vicky Myers as been taken from us at the age of only 24, leaving her mum and dad, sister Rachael, bother Andrew, Grandad and Grandma, Sarah and Martin and especially partner, James, devastated.
‘She had everything to live for and, together with James, had brought a house last year and just completed Lands End to John O’Groats by bike – over 1,000 miles within 12 full days of cycling.
‘Her life was perfect, she lived it to the full and, together with her devoted partner James, they were planning longer and more exotic trips.
‘She had been a vegetarian for a while and more recently had become a vegan and enjoyed working as a florist.
‘It’s easy to say your daughter is lovely but she was, both inside and out. It has left a void that we cannot see being filled, ever.’
North West Air Ambulance battled to save Ms Myers’ life at the accident scene, pictured
Medics battled in vain to save Vicky at the scene and a North West Air Ambulance Service helicopter was landed on nearby sports club field.
Police were called shortly before 7.55am on Sunday to a report of a collision between a cyclist and a car.
The car left the scene. A short time later two men were arrested in connection with the incident.
PC Phil Shaw, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said:
‘Our thoughts are with Vicky’s family at this difficult time.
‘We have launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident and I would ask that anybody with information contacts police.
‘We are particularly keen to speak to anyone that may have dash cam or mobile footage of the incident.’
Anybody with information is asked to call the SCIU on 0161 856 4741 or 101 – or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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