Man arrested after cyclist seriously injured in Bourges Boulevard hit-and-run

Police at the scene in Bourges Boulevard

Police at the scene in Bourges Boulevard

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A man has been arrested after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run on Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough.

The 21-year-old male from the Peterborough area was arrested for dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.

He has been released on police bail to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough on July 29. following the incident in the early morning of Saturday, May 23.

The cyclist in his mid-50s, who is also from the Peterborough area, remains in a critical but stable condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital after suffering serious head injuries.

The cyclist was heading towards the city centre along Bourges Boulevard when he was hit from behind by a black Vauxhall Corsa.

He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital but transferred to Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge due to the seriousness of his injuries.

The cyclist was found seriously injured lying in the road by police officers.

The stretch of Bourges Boulevard between the Westgate roundabout towards the Queensgate roundabout was closed for several hours while an investigation took place.

Insp Terry Furlong said: “At 5.20am officers on patrol found a cyclist lying in the road, this appeared to be as a result of a road traffic collision in which a black vehicle was involved and failed to stop.”

The incident is being investigated by Sgt Simon Goldsmith and Insp Furlong added: “Sgt Goldsmith has appealed for anyone who saw the collision take place, or a black coloured vehicle with damage in the area, to contact him.”

Anyone with any information should call 101 and ask for Sgt Goldsmith.