Police seek driver in Sheffield hit-and-run that injured cyclist

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was injured in a hit and run incident at a busy Sheffield roundabout on early Monday morning.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 6:40 pm

South Yorkshire Police were called at around 7am on Monday (February 15) to reports of a road traffic collision at West Bar Roundabout in the city centre.

It is reported that a cyclist was hit by a car, which then failed to stop and continued in the direction of Sheffield Parkway. The cyclist suffered minor injuries in the collision.

A police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for anyone who may have information about the collision to come forward.

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"If you think you witnessed what happened please call 101 quoting incident number 141 of 15 February.

“Officers are also interested in hearing from anyone who has dashcam footage of the incident. You can send footage to [email protected] including the incident number in the subject line.”

CCTV footage of the incident has made its rounds since Thursday, when Sitwell Cycling Club posted the video on its social media platforms.

The alarming footage shows a silver car fly into one of its members.

A still from the footage - you can just make out the car and Chris' lights as the driver is about to collide with the cyclist

The driver clearly shows no intention to slow down or stop, despite the cyclist coming from its right – and the cycling club is now appealing for potential witnesses after contacting the police.

The club has since said the cyclist, who is a member of the club, is okay and has ‘a few cuts and bruises’.

The incident happened when he was commuting to work.