Elderly cyclist sustains 'head and back injuries' after being hit by suspected drug driver

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swldx...@gmail.com

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Sep 17, 2021, 9:37:02 AMSep 17
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An elderly cyclist has suffered 'head and back injuries' after being hit by a car in Hartlepool.

The 74-year-old male collided with a white Vauxhall Astra at the Marina Way roundabout on Wednesday afternoon.

Although his injuries are not thought to be life threatening, he was taken onto hospital, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "We received a report of a collision involving a 74-year-old male cyclist and a white Vauxhall Astra around 2pm on Wednesday, September 15.

"A 74-year-old male suffered head and back injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening, and he was taken to hospital for medical treatment."

The 25-year-old male driver of the Astra was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and driving without due care and attention.

He has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called just after 2pm yesterday to reports of a road traffic collision in Marina Way, Hartlepool.

"We dispatched a specialist paramedic, an ambulance crew and a clinical care manager, and transported one patient to North Tees Hospital."

The road was closed whilst emergency services were in attendance and was reopened around 3.10pm.

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/elderly-cyclist-sustains-head-back-21586148

JNugent

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Sep 17, 2021, 10:04:04 AMSep 17
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It is about time that driving under the influence of drink or drugs was
made illegal, wouldn't you agree?

Mike Collins

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Sep 17, 2021, 10:31:46 AMSep 17
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Legalising recreational cannabis has been proven to reduce both drink and drug driving in Leftpondia. I am glad you agree we should do the same here.

Mr Pounder Esquire

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Sep 17, 2021, 12:13:38 PMSep 17
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Say's the typical scofflaw scum cyclist from a stinking council estate.
You should try what shit fer brains Mason failed at. Hopefully you will
succeed and there will be one less road cockroach on the roads.


TMS320

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Sep 18, 2021, 4:05:39 AMSep 18
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On 17/09/2021 14:37, swldx...@gmail.com wrote:
> An elderly cyclist has suffered 'head and back injuries' after being
> hit by a car in Hartlepool.

A self driving car again. Should be banned.

> The 74-year-old male collided with a white Vauxhall Astra at the
> Marina Way roundabout on Wednesday afternoon.

What a ridiculous statement.

Peter Keller

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Sep 18, 2021, 4:32:47 AMSep 18
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On 18/09/21 04:13, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

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> Say's the typical scofflaw scum cyclist from a stinking council estate.
> You should try what shit fer brains Mason failed at. Hopefully you will
> succeed and there will be one less road cockroach on the roads.
>
>
Murderer.

Sevenworm says goodbye to the shooter.

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