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Man arrested after hit-and-run cyclist leaves Bristol pedestrian seriously injured

Incident that left woman with injuries thought to be "life-changing" happened in Bedminster yesterday...

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.

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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