Police appeal over Sheffield journalist’s crash

Rachael Clegg
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Police today appealed for information to find the driver who left a Star journalist badly injured in a hit-and-run in Sheffield city centre.

The Star reported on Saturday that Rachael Clegg, a news and features writer, had been struck by a taxi on Pinstone Street on Friday afternoon.

The vehicle involved failed to stop at the scene.

Rachael, who was rushed to hospital by ambulance, suffered a fractured jaw and wrist and has had to undergo facial surgery.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Officers are appealing for information following the incident in Sheffield city centre, which led to a number of road closures in the area. A 32-year-old woman was cycling down Pinstone Street towards the junction of Cambridge Street in the direction of Furnival Gate when, it is alleged, another vehicle collided with the rear wheel of her black and white bicycle.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.