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Cyclist injured after Brighton ‘hit and run’

Yesterday (7th June) evening at around 6:30pm emergency services were called to a report of a collision in Dyke Road, near 7 dials, Brighton. The collision involved a cyclist and a driver, in a vehicle which officers believed to be a black Mercedes.

Police have confirmed this appears to be a ‘hit and run’ with a spokesperson commenting: “The driver of the Mercedes did not remain at the scene.”

A passer by told Sussex News they had seen the injured cyclist being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher and driven away.

Credit: Sussex News

“Witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam or CCTV footage of the incident is asked to report it to Sussex Police online and quote serial 1359 of 06/06.”

Government statistics comparing casualties by road user type from year ending June 2022 show that, 55% of casualties were car occupants, 14% were pedestrians, 13% were motorcyclists and 12% were pedal cyclists. The same statistics show that 16,512 cyclists were injured during that period.

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