Police appeal after man knocked off bike in Oswaldtwistle

Police appeal after man knocked off bike in Oswaldtwistle

Police appeal after man knocked off bike in Oswaldtwistle

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Web Editor

POLICE are appealing for information after a cyclist was knocked off his bike.

A white vehicle collided with the 52-year-old man at around 6.30pm on Thursday along Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle near De Nero’s restaurant.

The vehicle stopped a short distance away until the cyclist stood up, and was then seen driving off in the direction of Haslingden.

The cyclist was treated in the back of the ambulance at the scene for cuts and bruises to the legs.

PC Mike Smith of the Eastern Road Policing Unit said: “This could have potentially been a very serious accident and the cyclist is lucky to have walked away with minor injuries.

“I would appeal for anyone who witnessed this collision or who saw a white vehicle in the area at around this time to get in touch. I would also appeal to the driver themselves to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20140717-1201.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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3:04pm Fri 25 Jul 14

thoroughbred says...

At least the driver stopped and waited till he saw the victim stand up....unlike the cowardly Asian b***h who run over the 5 yr old
At least the driver stopped and waited till he saw the victim stand up....unlike the cowardly Asian b***h who run over the 5 yr old thoroughbred
  • Score: 21

3:56pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Roverholic says...

thoroughbred wrote:
At least the driver stopped and waited till he saw the victim stand up....unlike the cowardly Asian b***h who run over the 5 yr old
Who's to say they would have gone to help had they not got up?
[quote][p][bold]thoroughbred[/bold] wrote: At least the driver stopped and waited till he saw the victim stand up....unlike the cowardly Asian b***h who run over the 5 yr old[/p][/quote]Who's to say they would have gone to help had they not got up? Roverholic
  • Score: 11

4:03pm Fri 25 Jul 14

shytalk says...

If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.
If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company. shytalk
  • Score: 10

4:46pm Fri 25 Jul 14

POW WOW says...

shytalk wrote:
If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.
Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: -1

5:11pm Fri 25 Jul 14

S4AWX100 says...

POW WOW wrote:
shytalk wrote:
If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.
Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whats tax got to do with it numpty!
[quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whats tax got to do with it numpty! S4AWX100
  • Score: 10

5:23pm Fri 25 Jul 14

POW WOW says...

S4AWX100 wrote:
POW WOW wrote:
shytalk wrote:
If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.
Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whats tax got to do with it numpty!
Road Tax for using the road of course !!!!!!!!!!!! Some "numpty" has got to say it !!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]S4AWX100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whats tax got to do with it numpty![/p][/quote]Road Tax for using the road of course !!!!!!!!!!!! Some "numpty" has got to say it !!!!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: -9

5:33pm Fri 25 Jul 14

S4AWX100 says...

What about cars with zero road tax , i presume they can't use the road, sh1t for brains.
What about cars with zero road tax , i presume they can't use the road, sh1t for brains. S4AWX100
  • Score: 12

5:36pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Panther33 says...

POW WOW wrote:
S4AWX100 wrote:
POW WOW wrote:
shytalk wrote:
If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.
Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whats tax got to do with it numpty!
Road Tax for using the road of course !!!!!!!!!!!! Some "numpty" has got to say it !!!!!!!!!!!
Its not Road Tax you Numpty, Its Vehicle Excise Duty. and YES I am a cyclist and YES if we have a bike on the road YES we should pay something. Get back onto the issue that someone has been hit and the driver has left the scene of the incident, which Im sure you can see NUMPTY is an offence, and should not happen.
[quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S4AWX100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whats tax got to do with it numpty![/p][/quote]Road Tax for using the road of course !!!!!!!!!!!! Some "numpty" has got to say it !!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Its not Road Tax you Numpty, Its Vehicle Excise Duty. and YES I am a cyclist and YES if we have a bike on the road YES we should pay something. Get back onto the issue that someone has been hit and the driver has left the scene of the incident, which Im sure you can see NUMPTY is an offence, and should not happen. Panther33
  • Score: 5

5:49pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Begbie says...

It should be a custodial sentence. Too many idiots on the road who pay no attention to cyclists. I cycle. I pay road tax. I bet Pow Wow is about 20 stone and can't get lycra to fit him.
It should be a custodial sentence. Too many idiots on the road who pay no attention to cyclists. I cycle. I pay road tax. I bet Pow Wow is about 20 stone and can't get lycra to fit him. Begbie
  • Score: 7

5:50pm Fri 25 Jul 14

S4AWX100 says...

Panther33 wrote:
POW WOW wrote:
S4AWX100 wrote:
POW WOW wrote:
shytalk wrote:
If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.
Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whats tax got to do with it numpty!
Road Tax for using the road of course !!!!!!!!!!!! Some "numpty" has got to say it !!!!!!!!!!!
Its not Road Tax you Numpty, Its Vehicle Excise Duty. and YES I am a cyclist and YES if we have a bike on the road YES we should pay something. Get back onto the issue that someone has been hit and the driver has left the scene of the incident, which Im sure you can see NUMPTY is an offence, and should not happen.
Obviously touched a nerve!
[quote][p][bold]Panther33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S4AWX100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: If you ride a pushike or a motor bike get a go pro camera.. There are just so many car drivers now who shouldn't be on the road and if you are involved in an incident at least you will have something to take to the police and your insurance company.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they want equal rights as road user along with horses they should start paying tax and insurance !!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Whats tax got to do with it numpty![/p][/quote]Road Tax for using the road of course !!!!!!!!!!!! Some "numpty" has got to say it !!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Its not Road Tax you Numpty, Its Vehicle Excise Duty. and YES I am a cyclist and YES if we have a bike on the road YES we should pay something. Get back onto the issue that someone has been hit and the driver has left the scene of the incident, which Im sure you can see NUMPTY is an offence, and should not happen.[/p][/quote]Obviously touched a nerve! S4AWX100
  • Score: -7

8:53pm Fri 25 Jul 14

rudis_dad says...

Pow Wow you weapons-grade bell end - NOBODY has paid road tax since 1937.

Those of us who drive pay Vehicle Excise Duty which is levied on the amount of pollution that the vehicle releases into the atmosphere. It does NOT give you a right to use the road any more than a driving license does.

Learn about your obligations as a road user before you start spouting the usual tired, ignorant, uneducated nonsense that everyone else with a sub-100 IQ comes out with.
Pow Wow you weapons-grade bell end - NOBODY has paid road tax since 1937. Those of us who drive pay Vehicle Excise Duty which is levied on the amount of pollution that the vehicle releases into the atmosphere. It does NOT give you a right to use the road any more than a driving license does. Learn about your obligations as a road user before you start spouting the usual tired, ignorant, uneducated nonsense that everyone else with a sub-100 IQ comes out with. rudis_dad
  • Score: 5

10:21pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mrrjcw says...

I cycle that road often, and also over from Britannia roundabout over to Guide, and it can be a nightmare for cyclists. Drivers do not look far enough ahead and only view the area of the road directly in front of them. They then have to make rash decisions when they see a cyclist, as they don't judge the road and traffic properly. And before all the anti cyclist brigade chip in with senseless comments that cyclists should not be on the road, I also own and drive a car, as do most cyclists. A bit of respect would not go amiss. Cyclists too can also be to blame at times for not following the rules of the road, but generally it is motorists trying to pass cyclists without seeing what is coming in the opposite direction before they pull out, that create the accident
I cycle that road often, and also over from Britannia roundabout over to Guide, and it can be a nightmare for cyclists. Drivers do not look far enough ahead and only view the area of the road directly in front of them. They then have to make rash decisions when they see a cyclist, as they don't judge the road and traffic properly. And before all the anti cyclist brigade chip in with senseless comments that cyclists should not be on the road, I also own and drive a car, as do most cyclists. A bit of respect would not go amiss. Cyclists too can also be to blame at times for not following the rules of the road, but generally it is motorists trying to pass cyclists without seeing what is coming in the opposite direction before they pull out, that create the accident mrrjcw
  • Score: 8

10:59pm Fri 25 Jul 14

S4AWX100 says...

mrrjcw wrote:
I cycle that road often, and also over from Britannia roundabout over to Guide, and it can be a nightmare for cyclists. Drivers do not look far enough ahead and only view the area of the road directly in front of them. They then have to make rash decisions when they see a cyclist, as they don't judge the road and traffic properly. And before all the anti cyclist brigade chip in with senseless comments that cyclists should not be on the road, I also own and drive a car, as do most cyclists. A bit of respect would not go amiss. Cyclists too can also be to blame at times for not following the rules of the road, but generally it is motorists trying to pass cyclists without seeing what is coming in the opposite direction before they pull out, that create the accident
100% correct!
[quote][p][bold]mrrjcw[/bold] wrote: I cycle that road often, and also over from Britannia roundabout over to Guide, and it can be a nightmare for cyclists. Drivers do not look far enough ahead and only view the area of the road directly in front of them. They then have to make rash decisions when they see a cyclist, as they don't judge the road and traffic properly. And before all the anti cyclist brigade chip in with senseless comments that cyclists should not be on the road, I also own and drive a car, as do most cyclists. A bit of respect would not go amiss. Cyclists too can also be to blame at times for not following the rules of the road, but generally it is motorists trying to pass cyclists without seeing what is coming in the opposite direction before they pull out, that create the accident[/p][/quote]100% correct! S4AWX100
  • Score: 6

11:53pm Fri 25 Jul 14

useyourhead says...

rudis_dad wrote:
Pow Wow you weapons-grade bell end - NOBODY has paid road tax since 1937.

Those of us who drive pay Vehicle Excise Duty which is levied on the amount of pollution that the vehicle releases into the atmosphere. It does NOT give you a right to use the road any more than a driving license does.

Learn about your obligations as a road user before you start spouting the usual tired, ignorant, uneducated nonsense that everyone else with a sub-100 IQ comes out with.
why does the government site say order a tax disc lol, and the site is called https://www.taxdisc.
service.gov.uk/ .
-
sorry for going off subject, just sayin
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: Pow Wow you weapons-grade bell end - NOBODY has paid road tax since 1937. Those of us who drive pay Vehicle Excise Duty which is levied on the amount of pollution that the vehicle releases into the atmosphere. It does NOT give you a right to use the road any more than a driving license does. Learn about your obligations as a road user before you start spouting the usual tired, ignorant, uneducated nonsense that everyone else with a sub-100 IQ comes out with.[/p][/quote]why does the government site say order a tax disc lol, and the site is called https://www.taxdisc. service.gov.uk/ . - sorry for going off subject, just sayin useyourhead
  • Score: 5

12:14pm Sun 27 Jul 14

WilmarSmiley says...

How annoying that the LT sees fit to preclude or remove any comments about Faris Sheikh. He being the young Asian boy who apparently was knocked down and badly injured by a person who is allowed to and chooses to drive a vehicle on the public roads with a bag over their head, thus hiding their identity.
The LT reported the driver as being "an Asian woman wearing a burka" - very astute of the LT as, unless they have some inside information (no pun intended) it could have been Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck driving the car.
The sooner this practice of wearing a burka whilst driving is banned, the better.
I'm sure we all wish Faris a speedy recovery.
My apologies to the unfortunate cyclist for encroaching on his story.
How annoying that the LT sees fit to preclude or remove any comments about Faris Sheikh. He being the young Asian boy who apparently was knocked down and badly injured by a person who is allowed to and chooses to drive a vehicle on the public roads with a bag over their head, thus hiding their identity. The LT reported the driver as being "an Asian woman wearing a burka" - very astute of the LT as, unless they have some inside information (no pun intended) it could have been Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck driving the car. The sooner this practice of wearing a burka whilst driving is banned, the better. I'm sure we all wish Faris a speedy recovery. My apologies to the unfortunate cyclist for encroaching on his story. WilmarSmiley
  • Score: 2

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