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Exmouth boy hurt in bike collision

11:00 24 July 2012

A six-year-old boy’s face bore the brunt of a speeding cyclist who collided with the youngster while riding along the pavement in Littleham.
Young Daniel had stepped from the front gate at his family’s home onto Capel Lane when a cyclist in his early 20s struck him while taking a short cut to avoid a set of bollards.

A six-year-old boy’s face bore the brunt of a speeding cyclist who collided with the youngster while riding along the pavement in Littleham. Young Daniel had stepped from the front gate at his family’s home onto Capel Lane when a cyclist in his early 20s struck him while taking a short cut to avoid a set of bollards.

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A six-year-old boy’s face bore the brunt of a speeding cyclist who collided with the youngster while riding along the pavement in Littleham.

Young Daniel had stepped from the front gate at his family’s home on to Capel Lane when a cyclist in his early 20s struck him while taking a short cut to avoid a set of bollards.

The boy, who had been on his way to a swimming lesson with his younger brother, Jack, suffered a bruised face and cuts which needed stitches.

Exmouth police said they were keen to speak to the cyclist, who stopped and apologised to the youngster after the collision but left the scene without speaking to officers.

Littleham neighbourhood beat manager PC Simon Blyth said: “The police acknowledge that the man was most apologetic following the accident but would like to speak to him regarding the accident.”

The six-year-old lad’s mum, who does not want to be named, has released this photograph of her son’s injuries in the hope the cyclist will come forward.

She claimed the man admitted to Daniel he had been riding too fast when he hit him.

Daniel’s mum said her son had been forced to miss school because of the extent of his facial injuries.

She said: “His face took the main point of contact with the bike.

“The person involved did stop and apologised including admitting he was travelling too fast but at the time my point of concern was Daniel as the deep cut to his eyebrow was bleeding heavily.

“I was grateful that the ambulance turned up within minutes of my phone call at which point the cyclist left.

“We were advised that we should report the incident to the police, which we have done but we were surprised that the person involved hadn’t felt the need.

“Now Daniel is at home I have had time to reflect on the incident and feel guilty on the part of Daniel that he has sustained nasty injuries through no fault of his own - purely down to someone’s complete disregard for pedestrians and young children by riding on the pavement at speed.”

The police said Daniel was struck at around 4.30pm on Wednesday, July 12 at Capel Lane.

PC Blyth said the cyclist they were keen to trace is described as being in his early 20s, around 6ft tall, of medium build.

He was wearing a white t-shirt with a black logo on the sleeve, and khaki shorts and a blue helmet with a black peak.

The cyclist was riding a white-framed mountain bike with distinctive blue mudguards.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Blyth on 101, quoting police log 237 of the 11/07/12.

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