Police have now managed to make an arrest after cyclist, Timothy Osborn, 27, of Pode Hole, Spalding, was found by the side of the road on Saturday. A nasty twist to this already sad story, was that his body was found by his Mother & younger Brother after he failed to return home as normal.
Mr. Osborn had been left for dead after being involved in a collision between his bicycle and a car. Quite what leads a driver to fail to stop after such a nasty accident is unfathomable. When a cyclist is involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, there are likely to be serious injuries or death, as in a recent case we mentioned with a young cyclist killed in a cycle -v- car Road Traffic Accident. The truth is that many hit and run accidents are caused by uninsured drivers and this can lead to the injured party suffering even greater pain & upset than may otherwise be expected. As we’ve previously stated, despite most people being unaware of this, victims of uninsured drivers can still pursue claims for compensation.
Thankfully, in this case of Mr. Osborn’s death, Police were able to make the arrest after the family of Mr. Osborn appealed for information in relation to the hit and run accident. Police Officers said a man from Sleaford had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and failing to report an accident. Police also confirmed that they were forensically examining a vehicle.
Cycling can be a dangerous sport, but most cyclists take as many precautions as can be reasonably expected, such as wearing a helmet, but all road users rely on people driving safely and stopping to help if there is an accident.