Cyclist 'left for dead' by hit-and-run driver
PUBLISHED: 09:08 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:08 27 April 2015
POLICE are trying to track down a female driver following a hit and run incident in Weston-super-Mare, with the victim saying he is 'lucky to be alive'.
Jason Mousley required stitches around his eyes and nose and may require plastic surgery, but remarkably did not suffer a more serious injury in the crash near Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College on April 18.
Jason said: “I was coming home from the seafront. I saw there was traffic at the junction with Devonshire Road but knew I had right of way. All I remember then is being hit.
“I was on the floor and the woman (driver) was shouting at me.
“I keep having flashbacks and remember her driving off towards Broadoak Road.”
Jason, who works at Weston General Hospital, was cycling without a helmet when hit.
He said: “It could have been much worse. The paramedic couldn’t believe I had kept all my teeth because I wasn’t wearing a helmet.
“I am lucky to be alive.”
The incident took place between 7.30-7.45pm and witnesses are needed to come forward to help track the driver down.
Jason’s brother Chris Mousley posted pictures of Jason’s heavily-bandaged face on Facebook to try to find witnesses.
One woman has come forward to say the driver was a woman with red hair and drove an old-style silver/grey car.
She says the driver stopped, swore at Jason, but having said she would park up and come back drove around the corner and never returned.
The witness was more concerned with Jason’s injuries than noting down the registration number.
Chris said: “He could have been left for dead. He was bleeding a lot.”
Jason, aged 40, thanked those who stopped to help, the paramedics who took him to Weston General Hospital and staff there who checked him over.
A police spokesman said: “A silver vehicle was in collision with a male cyclist, causing him to fall from his bike.
“The driver then left the scene of the collision.
“The cyclist suffered facial injuries and was taken to Weston General Hospital.
“The driver of the vehicle is described as a woman with red hair.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101 quoting log number 921 of 18/04/15.”