Saturday 13 October 2012

Car used as a weapon against cyclist

A CYCLIST who was chased up the pavement by a car, hit three times and smashed into a wall is appealing to find the driver who left him for dead.

Mark Weats (44), of Clipstone, is lucky to be alive following the horrific incident and now wants the culprit brought to justice. 

The dad-of-three was cycling home along Mansfield Road, in Clipstone, when a silver or light coloured car mounted the curb and drove at him. Mark was left unconscious after being hit from behind three times and smashed into a wall. He thinks the attack happened because his bike went over a pot hole and sent a pebble into the car’s wing mirror. 

Witnesses say there was a female passenger in the car filming the attack on her phone. 

Wife Cheri said: “The car went up the kerb and chased him along the pavement 

“He could have died, his eye socket was nearly pulled out. All he can remember is his bike wheel going under the car. 

“He received extensive injuries on his body and face. It’s the emotional side of it which is most difficult, he’s still not sleeping properly because it is mentally draining.