Hit-and-run victim appeals for driver responsible to come forward

A CYCLIST who was left lying in agony in the road with a broken wrist after being knocked off his bike in a hit-and-run crash has appealed for the driver responsible to come forward.

Robert Spooner was riding past a temporary pedestrian crossing in Whitmore Street, Whittlesey at 6.40pm on Friday (October 19) when the dark coloured Mercedes B-Class came up alongside and accidentally knocked him into a roadworks barrier.

“As I went into the road the driver of the car slowed down and braked for a second, paused for a while and then drove off,” the 30-year-old, of Bellmans Road, Whittlesey said.

The crash left him with a broken bone in his wrist and several cuts and bruises, meaning the panel beater will have to take approximately eight weeks off work while his wrist is in plaster as he relies on the use of his hands.

“I know that accidents do happen but I wouldn’t feel quite so bitter if I hadn’t been left lying in the road,” Mr Spooner said.

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“Thankfully a man stopped behind who was brilliant and ever so nice, so it shows there are some good people around.”

Mr Spooner has appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact either him or police.

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However he said it would be even better if the driver came forward.

“I am certain it was his or her fault,” he said.

“I want to make sure whoever did it gets in serious trouble. If the person who did it feels guilty, he or she should come forward.”

INFORMATION: Contact Cambridgeshire Police on 101.

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