Car sought after cyclist knocked down on Southern Way

Communities / Thu 22nd Jan 2015 at 06:56pm

POLICE in Harlow are appealing for information after a cyclist was injured by a car driving in Southern Way. It happened sometime between 5.30am and 5.50am on Monday, January 12. The cyclist, who is aged 20 and from Harlow, was pushing his bicycle across the road near to the Staple Tye roundabout when he was in collision with a black vehicle. He was knocked over and the vehicle drove off.

The cyclist took himself to the local hospital where he received treatment for a bruised spinal cord and vertebrae but was then referred to Queens Hospital in London due the severity of his injuries. He has been released from hospital and attended Harlow police station today (Thursday, January 22) to report the incident.

Investigating Officer Pc Ivor Stephenson said: “The only description we have of the vehicle is that it is black. We have no description of the driver or the direction the vehicle was travelling in. The exact location of the collision is not known but it happened somewhere on Southern Way between Abercrombie Way and Tillwicks Road.”

Anyone who has any information about what happened is asked to contact Pc Stephenson at Harlow on Essex Police 101.

People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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