Cyclist Injured In Hit And Run

A 21 year old is in hospital with serious head injuries after a hit and run in Dorset.

Police in Sherborne are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a motorist failed to stop following a collision – with officers releasing details of a vehicle that may be linked to the incident.

At 11.15am, on Sunday, 10 July 2011, a serious injury collision occurred on Bradford Road between Bradford Abbas and Sherborne..

A 21-year-old man was cycling from Bradford Abbas to Sherborne when he was struck by another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

This vehicle did not stop at the scene. The cyclist, from the Thornford area, sustained a serious head injury.

Police Constable Kevin Farenden, of Dorset Police’s traffic unit, said:

“Following further enquiries I now understand that a black or dark grey Mitsubishi Warrior 4x4, with an extended cab area, was seen leaving the area at high speed immediately after this collision.

“I believe that the driver of this vehicle may have vital information about the collision.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed this incident, and anyone who saw this vehicle in the Bradford Road area, to contact me as soon as possible.

“I would also ask that the driver should do the right thing and call the police.

“This was a very serious collision and I am determined to find out exactly what happened.”

The injured cyclist has been released from Yeovil Hospital following treatment.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 or 01305 22 22 22 quoting incident number 10:249. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.