Fire­fighter was ‘left for dead’

Cy­clist hurt in road col­li­sion

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A FIRE­MAN was knocked off his bike and ‘left for dead’ af­ter be­ing hit by a car on a round­about.

Justin Hill, 54, from Wau­narl­wydd, was cy­cling through Llanelli when a car hit him off his bike and he fell onto the bon­net of the car be­fore land­ing ‘on the road on his head.’

Mr Hill has been left with con­cus­sion and can­not cur­rently work as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent.

His sis­ter-in-law, Emma Hill, said: “He was out train­ing, as he’s a fire­man he’s got to keep fit, so he reg­u­larly cy­cles long dis­tances.

“He was on the Llanelli link road on a round­about and he was hit by a car. It wasn’t ex­it­ing, he was hit as they were go­ing around the side of the round­about.

“He went onto the bon­net, he re­mem­bers be­ing on the car and then land­ing on the road on his head. Then he re­mem­bers ly­ing on the road, flat out, to­tally still and think­ing that he should move but that he couldn’t as he was on a round­about.

“The driver just kept go­ing.”

Other cy­clists and driv­ers stopped to help Mr Hill, who works as a fire­man in Swansea, and called the po­lice who later took him to Prince Philip Hos­pi­tal to have X-rays.

“Peo­ple thought he was dead as he was spread out on the round­about,” his sis­ter-in-law added.

“They took him to hos­pi­tal and he was beaten and bruised and they think he may have dis­lo­cated his shoul­der.

“His hel­met saved him. It’s badly dam­aged as his head and shoul­ders took the main hit.”

Mr Hill, who is still suf­fer­ing with con­cus­sion, said the in­ci­dent had made him feel ‘frus­trated’ as he couldn’t drive and was now not able to work.

He is also un­able to travel to visit his dad who is cur­rently in Mor­ris­ton Hos­pi­tal af­ter hav­ing a fall.

His sis­ter-in-law, Mrs Hill, added: “Justin is a lovely, hard­work­ing bloke.

“Ac­ci­dents hap­pen but to not stop and leave him for dead on the mid­dle of a round­about is a ter­ri­ble thing to hap­pen to any­one.”

A Dyfed-Powys Po­lice spokes­woman said: “Dyfed-Powys Po­lice re­ceived a re­port a cy­clist had been in a col­li­sion with a car at Delta Lake round­about, Llanelli, shortly be­fore 9.50am on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 4.

“The driver failed to stop.

“The cy­clist was taken to hos­pi­tal.

“Of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to re­port it by call­ing 101. Quote ref­er­ence DP-20181204-081.”

Justin Hill, 54 from Wau­narl­wydd, was ‘left for dead’ af­ter be­ing knocked off his bike by a car on a round­about in Llanelli. Pic­tured are Justin and his wife, Wendy

The round­about at Delta Lakes, on the B4304 in Llanelli where Justin Hill, from Wau­narl­wydd, was knocked off his bike and ‘left for dead’.

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