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Police arrest driver after Buckinghamshire hit-and-run

Man charged with string of offences after collision caught on helmet cam left rider with neck and shoulder injuries

Thames Valley Police has arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of a number of driving offences in connection with a hit and run incident in Iver, Buckinghamshire, on 14 June when a cyclist was struck head on by a Volkswagen Golf.

The incident, which took place on Langley Park Road, left the unnamed male cyclist with neck and shoulder injuries, reports the Slough Express. After the collision, the motorist is said to have driven off along Mansion Lane.

According to police, a man from Slough, Berkshire was arrested last Thursday 31 July on suspicion of having committed six separate offences, and has been bailed until 29 September while investigations continue.

The offences the arrest relates to are suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, being the driver of a vehicle which failed to stop after a road accident, being the driver of a vehicle involved in a road accident who failed to report that accident, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance and fraud by false representation.

On June 14, cyclist Patrick Knetemann was riding on Langley Park Road when a Volkswagen car pulled across the road and hit him, as captured in this helmet cam video:

Knetemann said police officers had told him the number plates on the car that hit him were false.

He told ITV: "He came out of nowhere. The impact was so quick I had no time to stop.

"I hit the windscreen with my shoulder and it shattered straight away - that shows how fast and hard he hit me.

"I think he was turning right to go into the Kwik Fit garage and didn't see me.

"But I had a light on my bike, and I was wearing a bright red helmet.

"After one or two seconds he sped off leaving my there on the pavement."

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