A York woman is appealing for witnesses after being knocked off her bike in a hit-and-run.
Debbie Maxwell was riding to work at York College at 6.35am yesterday (Thursday) when the incident happened. She joined the roundabout close to Askham Bar Tesco from Moor Lane.
“There were no drivers coming. There was a stationary car. I decided to go, and this car decided to go.
“He came into the side of me and knocked me clean off my bike.”
The car then drove off. She said there were other people in the area – but much to her dismay no one came to help her.
After a five-hour stint in A&E Debbie was found to have sustained a fractured heel and dislocated wrist. “I am in a lot of pain,” she said.
She has reported the collision to police and hopes witnesses will come forward to help identify the driver of the hit and run vehicle, which she described as a black or dark blue hatchback-sized car.
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When no one came to help her, Debbie said it made her feel that “people are horrible”. But if a witness can come forward now it will help restore her faith in humanity.
She was riding a silver hybrid bike, and wearing a pink and white helmet, a white top and ¾ length blue bottoms at the time.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“In particular, we are appealing for information about the car that was involved and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any dashcam footage that may help with the investigation.”
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