Hit and run driver sought af­ter in­ci­dent

Central Leader - - NEWS - By EMMA WHIT­TAKER

The vic­tim of a hit and run in­ci­dent hopes the driver she says knocked her off of her bike can be found.

The col­li­sion hap­pened on Mariri Rd, One­hunga, about 9.30am on Satur­day, when the driver of a ute al­legedly crossed the cy­clist’s path to turn right onto Mt Smart Rd.

‘‘I bounced along the road a bit and kind of flipped over,’’ the woman says.

‘‘Then he put his arm out of the win­dow, maybe to say sorry or some­thing, but he drove away.

‘‘I’m ap­palled that some­one would hurt some­one like that and just leave.’’

A cou­ple stopped to help the woman and the driver of a van fol­lowed the ute be­fore com­ing back to give her its reg­is­tra­tion plate.

The One­hunga woman, who asked not to be named, says she was in shock and didn’t take it all in prop­erly.

She’s not even sure what colour the van was but is hop­ing the driver might re­mem­ber and will be able to give po­lice the de­tails of the ute.

She would also like to thank the van driver for his help.

The woman suf­fered bumps and bruises and her bike is badly dam­aged. She is wor­ried she won’t re­cover in time to com­pete in the Iron­man com- pe­ti­tion she was train­ing for at the time of the crash.

‘‘I’ve been out on the road quite a lot and I’ve never had any­thing like this, there are ob­vi­ously stupid peo­ple on the road.’’

Con­tact Manukau po­lice with in­for­ma­tion on 261 1300 and quote file num­ber 131130/1743

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