Cumbrian cyclists hospitalised in hit and run, say police

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First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Two Cumbrian cyclists have been rushed to hospital following a hit and run incident.

The driver of a silver Ford collided with the cyclists on the A2 in Kent before speeding away, said police.

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Kent Police confirmed that a 24-year-old man was taken to the William Harvey Hospital with minor injuries and a 25-year-old man was airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London with serious injuries.

During the incident, which happened just after 10pm on Tuesday, July 22, another cyclist from Derbyshire was also hospitalised.

The police have released a plea to mechanics to be on the look out for the silver Ford, which is missing its left wing mirror and will have a damaged front end.

Matthew Kendall, roads policing unit chief inspector, said: "The person who was driving the Ford may be seeking to repair the damage to his or her vehicle as quickly as possible so we would ask anyone who works in the vehicle repair industry to be particularly vigilant and contact us if they are suspicious.

"Alternatively, if you know someone who has a Ford with the damage described please contact police with the details as we are investigating the circumstances around the collision."

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It is not yet known whereabouts in Cumbria the two cyclists are from.

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