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Police appeal for driver who didn’t stop after hitting cyclist in Thame


Aug 7, 2022

A CYCLIST was hospitalised after being hit by a car in Thame yesterday (August 5).

Thames Valley Police said that at about 7.10pm, a cyclist and a vehicle were involved in a crash on Thame Park Road and the driver of the vehicle failed to stop.

The cyclist, a man in his twenties, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment but has since been discharged.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the incident.

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Investigating officer PC Andy Wickens, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, from Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this collision to please come forward.

“I am aware there were a number of people at the location at the time or shortly after it happened who may hold some vital information and I would ask them to contact me as soon as possible.

“I would also appeal to the driver of the car involved to come forward.

“There is no doubt they would not know they had been involved in a collision.

“Also, if you have any dash-cam footage if you were driving in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220348892.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

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This story was written by Anna Colivicchi, she joined the team this year and covers health stories for the Oxfordshire papers.

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