Cyclist appeals for witness help after hit-and-run incident

A cyclist from Devon is urging witnesses to come forward and help him capture the man responsible for the hit-and-run incident he was involved in. 

The accident happened in Bideford road in broad daylight,  and the rider believes others could have seen it happen.

He sprained his wrist and bruised his shoulders and hips in the incident after he was thrown almost 10ft over his handlebars. According to specialists at Cycle Assist these injuries could mean the man qualifies for cycling accident compensation

A cyclist from Devon is urging witnesses to come forward and help him capture the man responsible for the hit-and-run incident he was involved in. 

The accident happened in Bideford road in broad daylight,  and the rider believes others could have seen it happen.

He sprained his wrist and bruised his shoulders and hips in the incident after he was thrown almost 10ft over his handlebars. According to specialists at Cycle Assist these injuries could mean the man qualifies for cycling accident compensation.

The 42-year-old told a local paper that there were about 30 people in the street which he believes could help him capture the driver that knocked him over. 

“I was cycling back from Barnstaple across the Long Bridge in Bideford and as I merged into the traffic I noticed this car right up behind me,” he said.

“It was tailing me the whole way, and whoever was behind the wheel was obviously driving very impatiently.

“As we approached the choke point where the road narrows outside Chic-O-Land, there was no room for the car to go around me but it did anyway.

“I think the car was travelling at about 15-20 miles per hour when it hit me and I flew over the handlebars.

“They must have known they had hit me and I am sure I caused damage to the car when they did, but the driver just stepped on the gas straight away.”

The cycling accident victim added that the car was a gold looking saloon that would most likely have damage to the nearside wing mirror and possibly the passenger door. 

Police say that there have been a total of 19 collisions involving cyclists and motor vehicles in the area since January compared to 13 for the whole of 2011. 

Recently had a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault? The good news is that you could be entitled to compensation. 

Call us today for a free no-obligation assessment of your case on 01625 506 655.