Elderly cyclist left on road after hit and run

Last updated 10:56 26/08/2014

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An elderly Christchurch cyclist was left lying on the road with a neck injury, suspected broken ribs and cuts after an alleged hit and run this morning.

A police spokesman said the 77-year-old cyclist was heading east on Bealey Ave before he was struck by a car pulling out of Geraldine St shortly after 8am. 

The driver did not stop and left the cyclist on the road, police say.

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"The man is being treated at Christchurch Hospital for a neck injury, possible broken ribs and lacerations," the spokesman said.

He said the cyclist thought the vehicle was an older style and grey in colour but was unable to confirm how many occupants it had.

The cyclist was wearing a bright orange fleece top with a reflective vest and dark-coloured helmet.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicle leaving the scene should call police on (03) 363 7400 or  Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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