A man has been arrested in Bristol following an incident in which a pedestrian sustained what have been described as “injuries believed to be life changing” following a collision yesterday with a cyclist who subsequently fled the scene.
The incident happened in East Street, Bedminster yesterday morning shortly before 9am.
The collision took place as a woman, aged in her 70s, was crossing the road and she was subsequently taken to hospital.
Avon & Somerset Constabulary said in an initial appeal yesterday that they had retrieved a bicycle from the scene, which the cyclist had abandoned as he made off.
Later in the day, they confirmed that officers from British Transport Police had arrested a 26-year-old man in Fraser Street, also in Bedminster, at around 3.50pm and that he remained in custody.
They added that anyone with information is requested to contact officers via 101 quoting the reference 5219010049.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.