after injured cyclist found on road near Burnham-On-Sea
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.
Adam Clark was driving his marked police car when he found the
injured man on the A370 at Lympsham.
incident happened just after 6.30pm on Wednesday 4th November,
on the A370 Bridgwater Road near the junction with Ferry Lane,
"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 couldnt be moved. I must
thank a driver - a St John Ambulance volunteer - who stopped to
help me until the ambulance arrived."
cyclist said he was riding home from work when he was struck from
behind by a vehicle and thrown from his bike. The driver didnt
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."
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.
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."
also like to hear from anyone who is aware of a driver who has
recently had front nearside damage to their vehicle."
with information should contact the police by calling 101. Please
quote reference 742 of Wednesday 4th November.