Cyclist hurt in hit and run in Balby, Doncaster

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A cyclist was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run incident involving a car on one of Doncaster’s busiest roads at the weekend.

It is the second incident in which a motorist has failed to stop in Balby after an incident on its roads in just over a month.

The 43-year-old man, who is from Balby, was taken by ambulance to Doncaster Royal Infirmary on Saturday morning after the incident.

It has sparked a police appeal for witnesses.

Police who are investigating the collision say the man was riding a black mountain bike out of Doncaster along the Balby Road dual carriageway, near Queen Street.

It is believed a silver coloured vehicle travelling in the same direction collided with his bike and failed to stop at the scene.

The man was thrown from the bike and sustained a spinal fracture, dislocated thumb and cuts.

A police spokesman said: “Officers would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident and can provide details of the vehicle or driver involved in this fail to stop.

“If anyone is aware of a silver vehicle that has some minor front nearside damage that looks to have occurred recently we would urge them to call police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 22 of April 20 2013.”

A previous hit-and-run was reported on Anelay Road, when a pedestrian was hit by a car on March 15. He suffered multiple injuries and was taken to the DRI.