Cyclist knocked down by hit-and-run driver at Brickmakers roundabout in Sprowston Road, Norwich

A hit-and-run driver knocked a cyclist off his bike and then drove off without checking to see if he was all right.

It happened at the roundabout at the Brickmakers pub in Sprowston Road, Norwich at about 5.50pm on Tuesday.

Police believe that a blue Renault Megane may have been the car involved, and are calling for witnesses to get in touch.

The cyclist, Jonathan Corry, 36, from Hawthorn Road, Costessey, had front and back lights illuminated on the bike and was wearing a fluorescent jacket.

He said: 'I could have been badly injured. Afterwards, I was lying on the ground and the car just drove off. I had to pick myself up off the road and dodge other traffic on the roundabout. I could not believe that the driver did not stop to see how I was, or wait to give me his details.'

Mr Corry, who is a phone shop manager, had cycled along Chartwell Road to the roundabout and was heading towards Mousehold Lane when he was hit by a car coming from Wroxham Road.

He added: 'I've got bruises to my leg and arm and whiplash injuries and I went to hospital for a check-up. I've also got a pain in my neck. And the handles on my bike were twisted.'

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His girlfriend, Clare Pointer, 30, who is a charity toy library manager, is also a cyclist, and she has called for witnesses to the accident to get in touch with the police.

She said: 'He was hit while going around the roundabout and the traffic more or less kept flowing as soon he got out of the way. Nobody offered to take him to the hospital or anything.

'I would like to raise awareness of the dangers of cyclists on the road and get drivers to give us space and respect on the roads.'

A Norfolk police spokesman confirmed they were investigating the incident.

The spokesman said: 'It is believed that a blue car, possibly a Renault Megane, failed to stop and provide details.'

Witnesses should contact PC Amanda Lewis, Norwich East Safer Neighbourhood Team, on 101.

Have you been the recent victim of a hit-and-run incident in Norwich? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk.

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