Update on arrest following reported fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth

17 May 2017
A man arrested in connection with a reported fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth has been released under investigation.

At about 9.05am on Tuesday 16 May 2017 it was reported that a collision occurred between a blue Citroen Berlingo van and an electric-assisted bicycle, which looks similar to a moped, on Christchurch Road at the junction with Derby Road.

The van reportedly failed to stop at the scene and was located a short time later nearby.

The bicycle rider, a 63-year-old Bournemouth man, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. His condition is described as serious but not life-threatening.

A 44-year-old Bournemouth man arrested on suspicion of failing to stop after a road traffic collision has been released under investigation.

Police Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the traffic unit, said: “I am still appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or the moments leading up to it, and has not yet spoken to officers to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 16:87. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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