Cyclist relives West Bromwich hit-and-run drama after helmet smashed in collision

A cyclist has described how a motorist crashed into him while cycling to work, knocking him to the road and smashing his helmet, before driving away.

Father-of-two suffered mild concussion during the crash and has been told by medics he is lucky not to have suffered a more serious head injury.

 

A cyclist has described how a motorist crashed into him while cycling to work, knocking him to the road and smashing his helmet, before driving away.

Father-of-two suffered mild concussion during the crash and has been told by medics he is lucky not to have suffered a more serious head injury.

It was the second time he has been knocked off his bike in recent years and now he is considering giving up cycling altogether.

Recalling the accident, the injured man said: “I was coming home from work going round a bend when this car tried to overtake me.

“There was a car coming in the opposite direction so the driver had to pull over, knocking me off my bike. I hit my head on the floor, broke my helmet, but the driver carried on.”

He added: “The accident happened so fast and, as she knocked me off my bike from behind, I didn’t get the registration number of the car and didn’t notice what make and model it was as I was on the floor with concussion.

“I have received hospital treatment, my bike is wrecked and my safety helmet is smashed to bits, showing just how lucky I have been.”

And he said he felt the council could do more by introducing designated cycling tracks. “We’re always been told to get on our bikes and leave the car at home but it’s dangerous,” he said.

 

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