Cyclist suffers serious injuries in hit and run accident in Bedford

Mid Sussex District Council has issued a formal warning to developer Crest Nicholson
Mid Sussex District Council has issued a formal warning to developer Crest Nicholson

A cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run accident in Bedford on Christmas Eve.

Police were called at around 6.50pm following a collision involving a cyclist and a car near the Tesco store in Cardington Road.

A dark coloured vehicle was involved in the collision, but failed to stop at the scene.

One man, the cyclist, was taken to hospital with serious, although not life-threatening, injuries.

PC Ben Chance is appealing for witnesses and said: “I’d like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw the collision, or who knows who is responsible.

The cyclist sustained serious injuries, and we’re keen to speak to the driver of the car to find out what happened in the moments leading up to the collision.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 282 of December 24. Alternatively report information by visiting www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report or by calling independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.