Cyclist shaken up after 'hit-and-run'
A GRIMSBY cyclist has been left "too scared to go into town" following a suspected hit-and-run.
Susan Francis, 53, of Meadow Court, claims she was knocked to the ground by a car at the junction of Littlefield Lane, Dudley Street and Cromwell Road, as she rode to the bank at about 9am on Thursday.
Susan Francis, who says she was knocked off her bike in Grimsby.
She injured her elbow in the fall – and damaged the pedals and steering on her bike, which is her only mode of transport.
Susan, who cannot drive, said: "I was really shaken up and crying.
"I can't believe the driver just sped away, the driver must have known he had hit me.
"It's disgusting that he didn't stop and check how I was. The car could have killed me."
According to Susan, the accident happened when she pulled up at traffic lights behind the car – thought to be a silver Lexus – which she believed was carrying straight on at the junction.
Susan claims when the lights went green, she and the car both moved off but the car suddenly turned left without indicating, cutting across her path and colliding with her bike.
Susan said: "I always ride my bike everywhere, but now I think I will be too scared to go into town.
"I always check to see whether cars are signalling and it definitely wasn't.
"I would have given it room to turn if it was."
Susan's daughter Eleanor Francis, 28, of Wybers Wood, added: "It is disgusting that they didn't stop and check how she was."
A spokesman for Humberside Police said officers had been called to the scene and were now keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident.
Are you a witness?
Anybody who saw the incident or knows the driver, is asked to call Humberside Police on 0845 6060222, quoting log 155 of July 16, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.