Home   Deal   News   Article

Cyclist injured in hit and run in Bowling Green Lane, Deal

By Sean Axtell

A hit and run where a driver crashed into a cyclist and fled - with such force the windscreen smashed - has led to an arrest.

Eye witnesses reported the BMW colliding with the man in his 20s in Bowling Green Lane, Deal, yesterday at 8.10pm.

The victim sustained serious head, rib and internal injuries and was air lifted to Kings College Hospital.

Bowling Green Lane, Deal

The BMW driver, a 42-year-old man from Deal, left the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Police, who were later seen working at the crash site, closed the road to carry out their investigations.

It has since reopened.

A force spokesman said: "At 8.10pm on Friday 9March 2018 a blue BMW X5 was involved in a a collision with a pedal cyclist on Bowling Green Lane, Deal, close to Church Path.

"The cyclist sustained serious head, rib and internal injuries and was air lifted to Kings College Hospital.

"Kent police serious collision investigation unit officer attended the scene and are asking for any witnesses who saw the BMW or cyclist prior to or after the collision who have yet to speak to police to contact SCIU on 01622 798538 or email scit.td@kent.pnn.police.uk."

An appeal on social media originally said the BMW 5X suv was dark grey, however it was later confirmed as blue.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More