Blackpool crash driver gives false details after fracturing cyclist’s leg

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The incident happened at the junction of Devonshire Road and Talbot Road in Blackpool

 

The incident happened at the junction of Devonshire Road and Talbot Road
The incident happened at the junction of Devonshire Road and Talbot Road

Police are hunting a motorist who gave false details to a cyclist after fracturing his leg in a crash.

The 19-year-old cyclist was travelling along Devonshire Road when a Peugeot 407, travelling in the opposite direction, turned right into Talbot Road and the two collided.

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The driver of the Peugeot initially stopped at the scene but handed over false details and then made off, officers said.

The cyclist suffered a fractured leg, as well as cuts and bruises.

The happened at around 8.25pm on September 3.

Blackpool Police say the Peugeot has since been located, however enquiries are still ongoing to trace the driver.

Officers are now asking anybody with information to get in touch.

PC Ailsa Bunch said: “This was a nasty collision which left a cyclist with a broken leg. The driver of the Peugeot stopped only briefly at the scene, before handing over false details and making off.

“We have been carrying out enquiries since then and are now asking for help identifying the driver of the car.

“Perhaps you think you may know who it is, maybe you have dashcam from the scene or maybe you saw all or part of the collision. Whatever information you have, please let us know.”

Anyone with information is asked to either email 4703@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 1392 of September 3.