Sussex Police have said they are investigating a February 12 collision on the A23 in Crawley having reviewed dash cam footage which showed a motorist hitting a cyclist while attempting to squeeze past him.
The video was captured by Richard Moule who had been in the car behind when the incident took place.
Moule had said that he thought the matter was being dealt with through insurance only. However, investigating officer PC Steven Lambeth subsequently said: “We have been able to view the footage filmed from the car’s dash cam and have spoken to the cyclist, the witness who filmed the incident and the driver about what happened. At this stage we are still investigating.”
In a statement, Sussex Police added: “A police unit responding to an unrelated emergency call came across this collision between a car and a cyclist on Crawley Avenue and stopped to help. No-one had called the police.”
Duncan Dollimore, Cycling UK’s Senior Road Safety and Legal Campaigns officer said: “Cycling UK is pleased to hear, despite earlier reports to the contrary, that Sussex police are taking this incident seriously and are currently conducting an investigation.”