Driver shocked to witness hit and run in Chesterfield

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A cyclist was knocked off his bike by a car and a witness who saw it could not believe the driver just drove off.

The incident happened at 5.50pm on Boythorpe Road and one commuter who wants to remain anonymous said: “I was driving right behind the car and watched it clip the cyclist.

“The driver wasn’t going fast but it still knocked the biker off.

“Then he just drove off and I couldn’t believe it.

“I made sure the cyclist was alright before driving off but I just can’t get my head around why someone wouldn’t stop? They had to have known what they did.

“I know a lot of people get frustrated with cyclists on the road but that behaviour was shocking.”

The woman in her 30s memorised the registration and has reported it to the police but is now appealing to the cyclist to do the same.

She added: “Nothing will get done just by me reporting it but if the victim comes forward the driver may be dealt with properly.”