Police appeal after hit and run

Biker victim of road rage

Posted: 13 June 2007
by Tim Skilton

A MOTOR cyclist suffered serious injuries in what police say was a road rage incident on Coventry's ring road.

The man, who is in his 50s, suffered six broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and had the skin ripped off one of his wrists in the incident at 8pm on Saturday.

Police say the driver forced him off the road and did not stop. They are now appealing for help tracking him down.

Police said the car pulled out of Gosford Street in front of the motor cyclist at the roundabout near Sky Blue Way, causing him to brake sharply.

The motorcyclist gestured to the driver as they both headed towards the ring road.

PC Ross Cleaver, of Little Park Street Police Station, said the car pulled alongside the motorbike on the slip road heading anti-clockwise on to the ring road, and forced the rider into the barrier.

The motor cyclist was taken to University Hospital in Walsgrave, with serious injuries.

PC Cleaver said of the car driver: "There was no contact, but he forced him off the road using his vehicle.

"The motor cycle rider has some horrific injuries - a broken collar bone, six broken ribs, and a very nasty injury to his right wrist."

The car which caused the smash is believed to be a red Rover Metro.

Police are urging witnesses or anyone with any information to call them on 0845 113 5000. Information can also be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.








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