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Met issue appeal after hit-and-run incident leaves Brixton cyclist with serious injuries

Cyclist suffered fractured neck and broken legs in incident outside Brixton Underground station

The Metropolitan Police has issued an appeal for information after a cyclist in South London suffered a fractured neck and two broken legs when he was hit by a car in the early hours of Saturday morning. The driver of the car involved failed to stop.

The unnamed man, aged 44, was riding across a pedestrian crossing outside Brixton Underground station at 0015hrs on 15 March when he was hit by what police describe as "a dark or black car," pictured in the CCTV image above.

Police say that "these injuries were so serious they were initially treated as life threatening."

Detective Sergeant John Hartfree of the Metropolitan Police's  Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "We need to locate the car involved and speak to the driver as soon as possible.

"The victim was left lying in the road having suffered very serious injuries. I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information, regarding the identity of the driver or whereabouts of the car to contact the Hampton Traffic Unit on 020 8941 9011 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 as a matter of urgency."

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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