A MAN in his 50s was knocked off his bike by a driver – angry after being told to get off his mobile phone.
Police are investigating after an incident in Poole on Tuesday, November 22, at around 5.20pm.
It was reported a cyclist was riding on Herbert Avenue, between Newlyn Way and Northmere Road, when he passed a row of parked cars stopped at traffic lights.
He saw one of the drivers, in a dark blue hatchback, appeared to be on his mobile phone and knocked on the window of the car to tell him to put it down.
The driver began shouting at the cyclist and followed him as traffic started moving again.
The vehicle continued to follow him as he turned into Northmere Road and into Sancreed Road before colliding with the rear of the cyclist.
The rider – a man in his 50s who was wearing a high visibility jacket and had flashing lights on the front and back of his bike – was knocked from his bicycle and sustained injuries that were not believed to be serious. The car reportedly made off from the scene.
Police Constable Matthew Batter, of Poole police, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the cyclist involved and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into this matter.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage to please get in touch. I would also urge the driver involved to do the right thing and come forward so we can take your account.”
Contact Dorset Police on 101, incident 55220189695.