A CYCLIST sustained a broken bone in his foot after ending up in a ditch after being involved in a collision with a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene.

The crash involving a van and a cyclist was reported at around 4.25am on Friday, April 16 on Ringwood Road at Three Legged Cross.

Dorset Police say it was reported that a white transit-style van that was driving towards Ashley Heath collided with a cyclist, causing the male rider to go into a ditch and fall over their handlebars.

The vehicle, police say, reportedly failed to stop at the scene.

The cyclist, aged in his 40s, suffered a broken bone in his foot and severe bruising to his back as a result of the collision.

An investigation is underway by Dorset Police who are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Police Constable Matt Cutler, of East Dorset police, said: “We are investigating this collision and I would appeal to any witnesses or anyone with information as to the vehicle involved to please come forward.

“I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area around the time of the incident and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything relevant.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police online at dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210059267.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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