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Police hunt car driver after hit and run in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 11:41 08 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:16 08 March 2019

The juction of Larkman Road and Clarkson Road. Picture: Archant

The juction of Larkman Road and Clarkson Road. Picture: Archant

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Police are on the hunt for a silver car after it was involved in a hit and run with a motorcycle.

Parts of the motorcycle. Picture: ArchantParts of the motorcycle. Picture: Archant

Officers were called to Larkman Lane, Norwich, at 7.10am today, Friday, March 8, after a motorcyclist was reportedly knocked off his bike.

The car fled the scene leaving the rider with minor injuries.

An East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokesperson said: “An ambulance attended a road traffic accident involving a car and a motorbike at the junction of Clarkson Road and Larkman Lane in Norwich about 7am this morning.”

Mike Plumber, of Motum Road, saw the motorbike and an ambulance in the road at about 8am after dropping off his granddaughter at school.

Larkman Lane. Picture: ArchantLarkman Lane. Picture: Archant

He said: “I saw the bike and the front was smashed with the forks and wheel bent around 90 degrees.

“There is a keep clear sign written on the road so you can see the zebra crossing but no-one ever leaves it clear.

“When I am travelling down the road [Larkman Lane] on my bike I have seen cars coming the opposite way to rush down to the junction.”

A fire crew from Earlham arrived at the scene at 7.15am to make the road safe after fuel had leaked from the bike.

The incident had been causing rush hour delays as one lane of the road was closed.

The scene was cleared at about 11am.

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