Cyclist’s anger at non-stop motorist
Published at 10:58, Thursday, 13 February 2014
A CYCLIST suffered injuries after he was forced off his bike by a car last Wednesday – and the offending motorist failed to stop.
By Lucy Grosvenor
Josh Hawkins, 23, from Leconfield Street, Cleator Moor, had two days off work with injuries following the incident.
He also has a cracked cycle helmet and hundreds of pounds worth of damage to his bike.
The Sellafield worker was cycling to site when he stopped at the temporary traffic lights on Leconfield Street.
Mr Hawkins moved into the right-hand lane to pass the traffic lights when a car behind him, believed to be a blue Skoda Fabia, tried to overtake him.
The cyclist was forced into the roadworks and fell off his bike.
He said: “The driver didn’t even stop, which just shows there are some poor human beings out there.
“I’m really shaken up by this and have yet to get back on my bike as I’m now more anxious about other road users. It’s like cyclists don’t exist in the eyes of motorists.”
Witnesses are asked to call the police on 101.
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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