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Cyclist hit by car in Cwmbran and appeals for witnesses after driver didn’t stop

a roundabout and photo of damaged bike
Simon Warren was cycling around this roundabout when his bike was hit by a car

A Cwmbran cyclist has appealed for witnesses or dash cam footage after his bike was hit by a car and the driver didn’t stop.

Simon Warren
Simon Warren is appealing for witnesses or dash cam footage

Simon Warren was cycling in Cwmbran on Thursday 22 September. He left his house in Two Locks to ride to the petrol station on Henllys Way to get cash.

He told Cwmbran Life: “It’s the injustice really. I was coming down Henllys Way and got on the roundabout, taking a right turn (onto Ty Coch Way). As I and was about to exit, a black Ford Ranger came on from Cwmbran Drive going where I came from (the Henllys Way exit). He came on as if I wasn’t there and smashed my back wheel.

“I managed to stay on the bike. It was a miracle to stay on the bike.”

a bike with back wheel damaged
Simon had to pay Halfords £73 to repair his bike

He said the incident happened at 6.13pm and he noted the first four digits of the number plate were CN67.

“It wasn’t rideable so I just pushed it home. Halfords are repairing the back wheel. I can stomach the £73, but it’s the injustice.”

Mr Warren said CCTV from the petrol station caught the incident in the distance on their cameras but it wasn’t clear enough for the full registration plate. He said police told him they also needed the first letter of the second half of the number plate to be able to do a vehicle search.

Any information?

If you have any information contact Gwent Police on 101 or through their social media channels and quote log number 397 and 22/09/22.

A Gwent Police spokesperson said: “We received a report of a road traffic collision between a bicycle and a car in Henllys Way, Cwmbran, at around 6.15pm on Thursday 22 September. No injuries were reported although damage was caused to the rear wheel of the bicycle.”

Google Street View

Mr Warren was leaving the roundabout at this junction when the back wheel of his bicycle was hit by a car.

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Cyclist hit by car in Cwmbran and appeals for witnesses after driver didn’t stop