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Cyclist responsible didn’t stop to help

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a cyclist narrowly avoided being hit by a car when she was knocked into the road by a teenager doing a wheelie.

Devon Live reports that the collision between the two cyclists occurred on a shared-use path near to Aller Brake Road in Newton Abbot.

A police spokesman said: “At 5.45pm on Thursday, October 26, a young woman was riding her bike when she was struck by another cyclist who was performing a wheelie. The collision knocked the aggrieved into the road, where she was narrowly missed by a passing vehicle. The offending cyclist did not stop to assist her.

“The suspect is described as a white male, 5ft 8ins, aged 14-16 years, with mousey coloured hair which was shaved at the side. He was reported to be wearing a black hoodie and black trainers.”

Information can be passed to the South Devon Crime Hub via 101 [at] dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting crime reference number CR/092891/17.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Last week we reported on a collision between two cyclists on a shared-use path in Portsmouth that resulted in one being hit by a car and killed.

An inquest heard that due to an obscured view and a narrow path, neither cyclist would have seen the other immediately prior to the collision. The victim’s family said a safety barrier would have saved his life.

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