Sheffield hit and run victim fighting for life

CYCLIST has been left fighting for his life in hospital after he was the victim of a hit and run collision in Sheffield, writes Richard Marsden.

The 48-year-old man, who has not been named, was travelling on a white, red and black pedal cycle along Longley Lane, Longley, when he was struck by a light green Audi A3 car which then sped away from the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses and urging the motorist to hand him or herself in.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The cyclist was left in a life-threatening condition. He had been cycling downhill towards Barnsley Road, the A6135. At the bottom of the hill, a light green Audi A3 car went onto the wrong side of the road in an apparent attempt to overtake the cyclist but collided with the bike and the man landed heavily in the road.

“The green Audi A3 then drove away from the scene.”

Emergency services were called to help the injured cyclist by passers-by following the collision at about 12.10pm yesterday. He was suffering from serious head injuries and a broken hip.

The police spokeswoman added: “Investigating officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnesses the collision and are appealing for the driver to contact officers. The Audi A3 is likely to have sustained impact damage and officers would also like to hear from anyone who may have information about its whereabouts.”

Contact 0114 2202020 quoting incident 468 of Friday, September 16.