Monday, 22 July 2013

Another cyclist knocked down on Cable Street, driver fails to stop

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was hit by a car in Lancaster and the car failed to stop at the scene last week.

The collision occurred at just before 2.00pm on the 16th of July on Cable Street in Lancaster when the 17 year old cyclist was hit by what has been described as a maroon coloured car.

He was knocked from his bike and the car slowed down but did not stop at the scene and drove away in the direction of Caton Road.

This is the second reported incident of a cyclist being knocked down on Cable Street where a driver failed to stop. In May, 80-year-old George Mitchell was knocked from his bicycle. He subsequently died in hospital.

PC Mark Howson investigating said, “Fortunately, the cyclist only received relatively minor injuries but this could have been much more serious. The driver of the car has not stopped at the scene as they should have done and so I am very keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed what happened so we can try to trace the driver.

“I would also appeal to the driver directly, if that was you, please come forward and contact us as we need to establish the full circumstances around what happened.

“Due to the damage to the bike I would suggest that there may be some front end damage to the bumper and the bonnet of the car so if anyone has perhaps seen a burgundy or maroon coloured car in the area with any similar damage then please let us know.”

• Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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