A38 cycle crash no longer being treated as hit-and-run

January 31 2019
A38 cycle crash no longer being treated as hit-and-run

Police say a collision which resulted in a cyclist needing hospital treatment is no longer being treated as a hit-and-run.

The Avon and Somerset force issued an appeal for witnesses in relation to the incident on Monday afternoon on the A38 Gloucester Road in Almondsbury.

Police initially said that the cyclist had been hit by a car as he passed a parked van on the northbound carriageway and asked for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

However after their appeal was answered, officers say the incident did not involve a car and the cyclist had hit the van because of a defect with his bike.

A spokesperson said: "We’re no longer treating a collision on the A38 Gloucester Road on Monday afternoon as a fail to stop.

"Following further enquiries and a review of dashcam footage, we’ve established that a cyclist was in collision with a parked van as a result of a bicycle defect. No other vehicle was involved.

"We’d like to thank members of the public for providing us with information following our public appeal."