Video: Barking cyclist’s GoPro camera captures image of hit-and-run driver’s car
A keen cyclist is taking a break from his bike after suffering concussion and internal bleeding in a hit-and-run incident.
Adam Akram, of Barking, was cycling along Barley Lane in Ilford when he was knocked off his bike at the junction of Atholl Road.
The driver of the Toyota – who was caught on camera via a GoPro camera attached to Adam’s helmet – failed to stop, leaving the 22-year-old in need of hospital treatment.
He usually cycles 100 miles a week and had been planning to start riding his bike to work in Farringdon but has decided to take a break following the crash, which happened on July 9 at about 2.57pm.
“I think for the time being I’m going to take a break and not jump back on my bike just yet,” Adam, who works as an IT consultant for KM IT solutions, said.
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“After the crash I was taken to hospital. I had minor bruising around my body, internal bleeding on the skull and a concussion.”
The day after Adam was discharged from hospital he had to return after suffering from sickness, a high fever and sharp pains in the head.
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The accident was the second that Adam has been involved with in the past three years and he believes that more needs to be done to protect cyclists on London’s roads.
“I think if we start making stuff more public people will hopefully be a bit more aware and careful of cyclists,” Adam said. “It’s something that needs to be addressed, especially in places where there aren’t many cycling lanes.”
A police spokesperson confirmed that they are investigating.
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