April 12th, 2017
Police have arrested a van driver after there were reports of a yellow transit van knocking a cyclist off his bike and driving off. Police and ambulance crews responded promptly to 999 calls after the injured cyclist was found dazed and confused on the road with an apparent arm injury.
Police appealed for witnesses to the accident to come forward to help establish how the accident happened and gather more information on the vehicle involved. This eventually led them to a van driver being arrested for failing to stop after knocking a cyclist off his bike and leaving him in the road with a broken arm.
Police are yet to establish if it was a deliberate hit and run or a case of the driver being unaware of the collision.
The accident happened in the afternoon and the 48 year old cyclist was treated for a broken arm by paramedics and taken to hospital for further treatment.
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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