VOTE: Cyclist was left bleeding in the road by driver

Miles Taylor's injuries after the collision.
Miles Taylor's injuries after the collision.

A cyclist left battered and bloodied in a collision with a car has appealed for help tracing the driver.

Miles Taylor came off his bike on Moorgate, Lancaster, leaving him with a broken elbow, severe bruising, cuts and in need of stitches to his left eye socket.

The 28-year-old, who was treated at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, said he was angry that the driver did not check to see if he was OK.

His injuries forced him to cancel plans to celebrate his first wedding anniversary and withdraw from a 100-mile charity bike ride in the Lake District.

He said: “I’d just come down the fairly steep bit of the hill past the car park on the left side. A black small to medium size car was coming up the road and indicating right and stopped in a way that made it look like the driver had clearly seen me.

“I carried on and then it pulled in front of me. I slammed on my breaks and my memory is non-existent from there.”

Three passers-by helped Mr Taylor at the scene and called an ambulance and police.

He said he believed the car driver stopped at the scene briefly before driving off without leaving their details.

Lancashire Police are investigating the collision, which happened at around 8.45pm last Saturday, July 27.

A spokesman said the car was either a Vauxhall Astra or Honda Civic.

Mr Taylor said: “I’m hoping that somebody has information.I wouldn’t have minded as much if they had stopped and apologised.

“What is frustrating is they have clearly seen me lying in the road, bleeding and unable to get up and driven away.”

NHS worker Mr Taylor, who lives on Moorgate, added “I’m looking forward to getting back on a bike. I will be much more wary about going through town.”

PC Kevin Illingworth said the incident was ‘serious’, adding: “I would appeal to anybody who was in the area near to the Golden Lion pub and witnessed the collision, or indeed for the driver of the car involved to come forward.” Contact police on 101.