Driver in court after hit and run.

A 37 year old cyclist was found bleeding on the floor next to his bike in a semi-conscious state.  It was clear that he had been knocked off his bike and the driver of the other vehicle involved had not stopped to check on the cyclists well being or report it to the emergency services.

A passerby and neighbour found the man on the ground, bleeding, dazed and confused and called for an ambulance.  They brought him a blanket to keep him warm and support his head and kept him talking to try and keep him conscious.

The eyewitness commented: “He seemed confused and had head injuries but we kept him talking until the ambulance crews got there. He was in a bit of a state.”

The accident happened around 4 pm and the North West Air Ambulance responded to the emergency and was on standby.   It was suspected that the cyclist may have a fractured skull and it was decided the quickest and safest route to the appropriate hospital was via land ambulance but with the on-flight doctor travelling with the man.

The cyclist is currently described as being in a stable condition.

A 24 year old man was charged with causing injury by dangerous driving and failure to stop after an accident and another 31 year old man was also arrested but has been bailed.

The road was closed for more than four hours to investigate the scene.

If you have been involved in an accident, or maybe a loved one has, then contact our specialist cycle accident solicitors today to discuss whether you are entitled to compensation.  Cyclist are often injured due to driver negligence and it is important that we make sure people are made responsible for their actions.  We understand that this may be a very traumatic time for you but our experienced solicitors will guide you through the process to ensure you are given fair compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault.

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