Sunday, 5 April 2009

4X4 driver runs down two cyclists and drives off

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a driver failed to stop after crashing into two cyclists in West Mersea. The riders were thrown clear and their mountain bikes were badly damaged by the truck when the accident happened in Colchester Road at about 7.40 am on Sunday (March 29).

The cyclists, two men both aged 43 and from Colchester, were taken to hospital with cuts and bruises but were allowed home after treatment.The vehicle was a silver coloured 4x4 pick up truck with a flat bed back or similar.