Police seek car driver after cyclist breaks ankle

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A motorist is being sought by police after failing to stop following a collision in which a cyclist suffered a broken ankle.

The incident took place at around 10-40am on Wednesday, March 9th, in Burnley Road in Colne.

The cyclist was travelling in the direction of Nelson when he was initially hit by the wing mirror of a car.

He fell from his bike and the car ran over his ankle but the driver of the car did not stop.

The cyclist was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he needed surgery to have his ankle pinned.

PC Wayne Curness, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “The cyclist was left with a serious injury which required painful surgery.

“The driver failed to stop at the scene and we would now urge anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the collision, to contact us.

“We would also urge the driver of the car to come forward to help us piece together what happened.”

The car is described as a silver-coloured Volkswagen Passat. Its registration contained the numbers “04”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 338 of March 9th, 2016.