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Male rider in his 30s sustained "life changing injuries" in collision in Norfolk this morning...

Police in Norfolk have made an arrest after a lorry driver hit a cyclist early this morning then stopped and checked his vehicle before driving off.

Norfolk Constabulary says that officers were called at 5.30am following reports of the cyclist, a male aged in his thirties, lying in the road on the A47 at Thickthorn. He is saidf to have sustained "life changing injuries."

He had been cycling along the eastbound carriageway between the Thickthorn and A140 junctions when the collision happened. Police said he was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

According to the Eastern Daily Press, the witness who reported the incident to police said that the lorry driver stopped to inspect the damage to his vehicle before getting back in his cab and heading off towards Great Yarnouth.

Police subsequently traced the vehicle and say that a man from Hertfordshire, aged in his forties, had been arrested and was due to be questioned today.

They are appealing for anyone saw the collision, or who witnessed the manner of driving of the lorry or bicycle beforehand, to contact PC Andrew Lincoln at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.

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Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.