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Woman injured by hit-and-run driver while cycling with daughter, aged seven

Avon & Somerset Police say car's wing mirror was broken off due to impact but motorist failed to stop...

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman, who was cycling with her seven-year-old daughter, was injured when she was knocked off her bike by a hit-and-run driver.

Officers say that the force of the crash was such that the vehicle's wing mirror was ripped off.

The victim, a woman aged in her thirties, was treated at the scene by paramedics for her injuries.

The incident happened at around 9.40am last Friday 31 July on HARP Road, Brent Knoll  in the Somerset Levels.

The driver if the vehicle involved, a silver or grey Honda, was headed in the same direction as the mother and daughter when the crash happened, but failed to stop.

Anyone with information is requested to contact police on 101, quoting reference 5220171251, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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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