Lyme police hunt “hit and run” driver

08:30 11 April 2011

Lyme PC Richard Winward

Lyme PC Richard Winward

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Cyclist left injured in the road after crash near car park

POLICE are hunting a “hit and run” driver who left a cyclist injured in the road at Lyme Regis yesterday (Sunday).

They say the collision occurred at around 2pm at the entrance to the Holmbush car park.

A red Vauxhall Astra was pulling out and collided with a pedal cycle being ridden along Sidmouth Road towards the town centre.

The cyclist sustained a bang on the head, and bad grazing to his shoulder and elbow.

Police say the Astra driver did not stop, but just drove off towards Lyme Regis.

Other people in the area helped the 22-year-old cyclist, from Exeter, to his feet and he was later taken to hospital complaining of head pains. His condition is currently not known.

Lyme Community Beat manager PC Richard Winward said: “The Astra probably sustained a broken passenger-side door mirror and may have a dent to the bodywork.

“We are currently checking available CCTV in order to identify the car. “

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Winward on 01305 222222.

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