November 14, 2015
Appeal after injured cyclist found on road near Burnham-On-Sea

A policeman who came across an injured cyclist near Burnham-On-Sea while on patrol is appealing for help to find out how the man came to be left lying in the road.

PC Adam Clark was driving his marked police car when he found the injured man on the A370 at Lympsham.

The incident happened just after 6.30pm on Wednesday 4th November, on the A370 Bridgwater Road near the junction with Ferry Lane, Lympsham.

He said: "I was travelling towards Bridgwater when I saw a man in high-visibility clothing lying in the carriageway. When I stopped I found that he was complaining of back pain, so he couldn’t be moved. I must thank a driver - a St John Ambulance volunteer - who stopped to help me until the ambulance arrived."

"The cyclist said he was riding home from work when he was struck from behind by a vehicle and thrown from his bike. The driver didn’t stop and the cyclist was left injured in the carriageway at risk from other vehicles. I would like to hear from anyone travelling along Bridgwater Road on Wednesday evening."

The cyclist, a 49-year-old man from Rooksbridge, was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment to a back injury which is not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

PC Clark added: "Obviously the road was quite busy with people travelling home after work. It was dark at that time and a number of drivers seem to have passed the injured cyclist without realising what had happened. I would like to hear from anyone who was travelling along Bridgwater road on Wednesday evening as they may be able to help my enquiries."

"I’d also like to hear from anyone who is aware of a driver who has recently had front nearside damage to their vehicle."

Anyone with information should contact the police by calling 101. Please quote reference 742 of Wednesday 4th November.


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