Cyclist’s appeal after hit and run collision

Duane Goodison who broke both arms in a recent accident, the van driver has still not been found, July 1st 2013 E27075P
Duane Goodison who broke both arms in a recent accident, the van driver has still not been found, July 1st 2013 E27075P
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A cyclist who broke both his arms in a hit and run collision is calling on witnesses to come forward to help identify the van driver.

The van which collided with Duane Goodison did not stop at the scene and has still not been traced.

Mr Goodison, who spent 10 days in the DGH and also suffered cuts to his face following the incident on Tuesday June 4, was travelling to Hampden Park when the incident happened at the roundabout in Upper Avenue.

The collision took place shortly after 3.15pm.

The 43-year-old said, “I was coming over the bridge (by Vauxhall motors) to go to Hampden Park to see someone and the van came out of nowhere.

“I was in a lot of pain and I could not move.

“Someone lifted me off the road.”

The Bourne Street resident was then taken to hospital by ambulance and spent 10 days there before being discharged on June 14.

He has two plaster casts on his arms, with metal pins in his right one.

The keen cyclist added, “I go everywhere on my bike and this is the first time I have had something like this happen.

“I would like people who saw anything or know anything to get in touch with the police.

“I’m walking everywhere now, trying to do things isn’t easy and I’ve got carers coming around in the morning to help wash me.”

Police are also asking anyone with information to get in touch with them.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “We have spoken to several witnesses and enquiries are continuing.

“We are keeping the victim informed of any developments.

“If the van driver recognises themselves as being the person involved we would like them to get in touch or if anyone knows their identity to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference 1021 of June 4. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously and free on 0800 555 111.