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Video: Police appeal after driver mounts pavement to hit cyclist in Bilston

Victim suffered multiple skull fractures

West Midlands Police has released CCTV footage of the moments leading up to a collision in which a driver mounted the pavement to hit a cyclist in Bilston before leaving the scene. The victim was left with multiple skull fractures and other serious injuries, from which he continues to recover.

The incident occurred on St Chad’s Road at around 10.50pm on November 9.

In a post on Facebook, the force said that a 20-year-old man was cycling along the footpath with a friend, when the driver of a dark coloured car mounted the pavement and knocked him off his bike.

Police believe that the force of the impact may mean that the car sustained front end damage to the bumper and windscreen, which could have been repaired.

If you have information, call 101 and ask for the Complex Crime Team at Wolverhampton or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In October we reported that West Midlands Police were attempting to trace a Birmingham motorist after he allegedly chased a cyclist before mounting a kerb and hitting him.

The mother of the 17-year-old victim believes he only survived being run over because he was on boggy grass at the time and not the road.

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