Police appeal after Burnley cyclist hurt in crash

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POLICE have launched an appeal after a cyclist was hurt after colliding with a car in Burnley.

The 53-year-old had been cycling down Brougham Street towards Princess Way when the collision happened yesterday evening.

The man collided with a silver or light coloured car and was thrown onto the bonnet and fell on the floor at around 5pm.

Officers say the vehicle failed to stop at the scene – reversing before and driving off down Brougham Street in the direction of Princess Way.

The cyclist was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital suffering from neck pain and pain in his elbow.

There was an Asian man with a beard at the scene who witnessed the collision, but he left before police were able to speak with him.

Sgt Claire Pearson said: “The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and we need to trace that person.

“If you witnessed this collision and the car driving off then I would ask you to contact police. In particular, I would urge the man who witnessed it, but left before officers had chance to speak with him, to come forward.

“We also believe the car in question would have a damaged bonnet; if you know of a silver/light coloured vehicle which has sustained a damaged bonnet recently then please get in touch with police.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.