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Arrest made after lorry driver who hit cyclist stopped to check vehicle then drove off

Male rider in his 30s sustained "life changing injuries" in collision in Norfolk this morning...

Police in Norfolk have made an arrest after a lorry driver hit a cyclist early this morning then stopped and checked his vehicle before driving off.

Norfolk Constabulary says that officers were called at 5.30am following reports of the cyclist, a male aged in his thirties, lying in the road on the A47 at Thickthorn. He is saidf to have sustained "life changing injuries."

He had been cycling along the eastbound carriageway between the Thickthorn and A140 junctions when the collision happened. Police said he was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

According to the Eastern Daily Press, the witness who reported the incident to police said that the lorry driver stopped to inspect the damage to his vehicle before getting back in his cab and heading off towards Great Yarnouth.

Police subsequently traced the vehicle and say that a man from Hertfordshire, aged in his forties, had been arrested and was due to be questioned today.

They are appealing for anyone saw the collision, or who witnessed the manner of driving of the lorry or bicycle beforehand, to contact PC Andrew Lincoln at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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