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Home » Cyclist hit by elderly driver sustains life changing injury in cycling accident
April 20th, 2017
Police are investigating two accidents after a cyclist was hit by a car driven by a woman in her 80’s who then went on to hit a car further down the road. The female driver of the red Mazda car was injured along with the cyclist who suffered life-changing injuries.
The accident happened at approximately 5.30pm when the cyclist was knocked off his bike and then the car continued to drive on but shortly after hit another vehicle, an Audi, bringing it to a standstill.
The driver of the second vehicle was shaken but unhurt but both the cyclist and elderly driver of the Mazda were taken to hospital via air ambulance.
Roads were closed for nearly five hours whilst Police cleared the road of accident debris and conducted collision investigation work.
The cyclist’s injuries are thought to be life changing but the drivers condition is not known at this time. Police are appealing for witnesses of events leading to the accident and following the collision on the busy A road to come forward to help with Police enquiries.
Cycling accidents can be devastating. A cyclist is often left dazed and confused after an accident and it is important to try and get witnesses to give you their details if they saw what happened and contact the Police immediately. If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident and you believe the fault is with the other road user then call us now on 01625 506 672 for an informal chat with one of our specialist cycle accident solicitors.
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