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Hit and run driver checks cyclist isn't dead before fleeing scene

South Wales Police appeal for witnesses after hit and run collision leaves man with fractured elbow

A cyclist has been left with a fractured elbow following a collision with a driver, who stopped to check he wasn't dead before fleeing the scene.

The 37-year-old suffered a broken elbow in the crash in Sketty, near Swansea, at 1.30pm on Monday.

The South Wales Evening Post reports the driver initially stopped to check on the man, but he and the passenger left before police arrived.

The victim's wife said: "He is still in shock over what happened.

"He was badly cut and bruised, and was really shaken by the incident.

"The car that struck him contained two men, and they stopped and got out of the car to check my husband hadn't been fatally injured, but once they had done that, they left.

"They said they would park the car a short way up the road, but instead drove off".

"It was such a cowardly thing to do to leave the scene." 

She said the man is unable to pick up his children as his arm is in a sling.

The vehicle is believed to be a Ford Fiesta, and any witnesses are urged to come forward.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "We are appealing for witnesses to the incident, or anyone who knows the identities of the driver or his passenger to contact us by calling 101."
 

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