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Police in South Derbyshire appeal for witnesses after cyclist receives nasty injuries in collision with a van.

Posted on 15th August 2018

One of our officers in South Derbyshire is appealing for witnesses after a collision in Willington left a cyclist with nasty injuries. 

The incident happened last month at around 6am on the morning of Tuesday, July 24. 

A 48-year-old woman from the village was cycling on Twyford Road away from Willington when she was struck from behind by a silver coloured Nissan van. 

The force of the collision forced her off the bike and has caused several injuries including, fractured ribs, a cracked vertebra, a slight head wound, concussion, several cuts and bruises and a black-eye. 

The driver of the van did stop and exchange details as did another woman whose details were not obtained. 

The collision is being investigated by Acting Sergeant Joe Stafford, who said: “The driver of the van stopped and did all the right things in exchanging details with the cyclist, making sure she was OK and had access to treatment. 

“We are now keen to speak to any independent witnesses to the collision or anyone that may have dash-cam footage. 

“We know someone else stopped at the scene se we would like to speak to her. 

“The cyclist has received quite considerable injuries as well as the damage caused to her bike and so we want to get as full a picture as possible of what caused the collision.” 

If you think you can help, please get in touch with Joe using one of the following non-emergency contact methods. 

Please quote the reference number 18*349782 and the name of the officer in the case. 

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