Cyclist Dragged Behind A Car Near Bury St Edmunds

20 June 2014, 13:50 | Updated: 20 June 2014, 13:52

A cyclist has been left with severe grazing after being dragged along the road behind a car in Whepstead.

It happened at around 5pm yesterday, Thursday 19 June, along the B1066, when a silver Vauxhall Corsa collided with the rear wheel of a bicycle, causing the male rider to fall off.

The man's foot was strapped into the pedal though, so when the bike was caught under the car, he was dragged along the road for some distance before he could free himself.

The car eventually braked and reversed to free the cyclist, then made off without stopping. 

The rider was taken to West Suffolk Hospital to be treated for severe grazing.

Police went to the scene and found scrape marks along the road for 160 metres and the bike had extensive damage done to it.

The driver of the car is described as a white man, aged in his late forties, of stocky build, with short light-coloured/greying hair and wearing a light blue shirt.

Anyone that might have witnessed the collision or that has any information if asked to contact PC Hylton Garrick at the Bury St Edmunds Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit on 101, quoting reference BR/14/423.