Injured Cyclist Thanks Residents

A cyclist who was hurt in a collision on his daily commute through Ruddington this morning has thanked villagers for rushing to help.

Nick Shaw, who lives in Wymeswold, was just leaving Ruddington via Wilford Road (pictured above) when he was in collision with a lorry near Sellors’ Recreation Ground. The lorry failed to stop after the incident which happened at around 8.30am. Mr Shaw was unseated during the accident and nearby residents went to his aid. He told he was “bruised and shaken” but otherwise okay. His bicycle suffered cosmetic damage and a puncture.

Alistair and Jayne Middleton, who live adjacent to the playing field, realised their CCTV had caught the lorry involved on camera.

Nick Shaw and his bike before the accident

“Local Rudd folk were great!” says Nick. “Several residents came to my aid, one with CCTV footage, so we know the lorry firm – and they’re coming to view it. Mr Middleton on Wilford Road helped me get going again. I really appreciated Ruddington folks’ help!”

The incident occurred close to the bollards in the road. Nick admits he wasn’t using the cycle path at the time: “I often use the path, but also often get punctures due to twigs, broken glass etc. This morning there was a long line coming the other way so I stayed on the road (as is my right), but now I wish I hadn’t!”

Nottinghamshire Police have been informed.  If you have any further information regarding this incident you’re asked to contact them as soon as possible by dialling their non-emergency number, 101.

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