Appeal after teen cyclist hospitalised in crash

Police are appealing for information after a hit and run in Ottery which left a young cyclist in a serious condition in hospital.

The teenage rider is thought to have been in collision with a car near Kings School on the B3174 as he cycled to work at a local pub on Thursday, September 13, at around 5.30pm.

The vehicle involved failed to stop.

The 19-year-old had to undergo surgery for serious internal injuries and remains in recovery in Derriford Hospital.

Sgt Nick Bloomfield from the police Serious Collisions Unit said officers are anxious to speak to the owner of a silver car which was believed to have been involved in this incident.

He said: “This vehicle was described as being a Renault or possibly a Vauxhall.

“There will be damage to the nearside of this vehicle.

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“If any vehicles of this description have been brought in to local garages with accident damage to the nearside then the police would be keen to speak to the owners of such vehicles.”

Anyone with any further information is asked to make contact with the sergeant at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, extension 22308.