Portsmouth cyclist injured in hit-and-run crash in Waterlooville

POLICE are hunting for a driver after a cyclist was left with injuries following a hit and run.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 5:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:39 pm

The 56-year-old cyclist from Portsmouth was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital with minor injuries after he was hit by a white van on Maurepas Way, Waterlooville.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision that took place around 4.30pm on Tuesday.

A police spokesman said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Waterlooville.

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‘A cyclist was travelling south on Maurepas Way, near to the Asda, when he was hit by a white Mercedes Sprinter van. The van then drove off without stopping.

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‘The cyclist, a 56-year-old man from Portsmouth, received minor injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital as a precaution. The van driver has been described as a white man, between 40 to 50 years of age, with a bald head.

‘Officers investigating the collision are keen to speak with anyone who might be able to assist their enquiries.’

‘Were you in the area at the time? Or perhaps you have dash came footage showing the moments leading up to the collision?’

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting 44200140748.