Appeal for witnesses after cyclist seriously injured in road traffic accident (RTA)

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a cyclist was seriously injured in a road traffic accident (RTA) with a car at approximately 5.50 pm.

The accident involved a 50 year old male cyclist and a driver of a Vauxhall Zafira and Police want to speak to anyone who witnesses both parties in the lead up to the accident to help establish how the accident happened and who may be at fault.

Emergency services attended promptly and paramedics treated the cyclist for a suspected head injury.  He was then taken to the nearest hospital for further assessment and treatment and then transferred to University hospital for specialist head injury care and his condition is being described as serious but stable.

The driver of the other vehicle was reported to be uninjured.

Cycling accidents can be devastating and with the weather improving and more and more of us dusting off our saddles and checking the brakes ready for action, the risks are always there.  The numbers of RTA’s involving cyclists begins to increase again as more cyclists venture out into the sunshine.

Following an accident, 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.

We are experts in accidents involving cyclists and can talk you through your potential compensation claim.