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Cyclist with life-threatening injuries found under Sheffield bridge

Written by on 27/09/2020

A cyclist was found under a railway bridge in Sheffield with life-threatening injuries after what is thought to have been a crash involving a 4×4 vehicle.

Witnesses and people who stopped to give first aid are being asked to come forward after the 55-year-old was found injured on Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, at 8.30pm last night (Saturday).

The cyclist was discovered lying on the path underneath the railway bridge by a police car travelling along Prince of Wales Road.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “It is understood that the cyclist, a 55-year-old man, had been cycling towards Darnall when he may have been involved in a collision with a dark-coloured 4×4 vehicle. At this time, it is not yet clear whether a collision took place.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace the 4×4 vehicle and its driver, and an investigation is underway to understand how the cyclist came to be injured.

“The 55-year-old man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“It is believed that members of the public stopped to administer first aid to the cyclist and officers are particularly keen to speak to those individuals as part of the inquiry.”

Anyone with information, or motorists with dash cam footage that might help police, are being urged to call 101 or email footage to quoting incident number 922 of 26 September 2020.