Police trace driver of car which nearly hit cyclist in Chesterfield

Police traced the driver after the Derbyshire Times got involved.
Police traced the driver after the Derbyshire Times got involved.

Derbyshire police have spoken to the driver of a car which almost hit a cyclist in Old Whittington.

As reported last week, Stephen Allen told how he was cycling from his home in Staveley to Sheffield earlier this month when a driver failed to stop at a stop junction and turned the corner without looking to his right - nearly hitting the 44-year-old father.

Police have now traced the driver of the car - after the Derbyshire Times got involved when officers said they wouldn't be able to investigate the incident, which was captured on Mr Allen's helmet camera.

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A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson said today: "We contacted the driver and provided safety advice. We hope he will learn from this experience."

Mr Allen added: "The police told me the driver was shocked and disturbed at the footage.

"He sends his apologies.

"There was no word on him being charged with anything - just a harsh conversation on how it could have been a different meeting."

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