Police hunt after Rugby teenager knocked off bike and left in the road

Two teenagers were left lying injured in the middle of the road after being knocked off a bike in Bilton.

Police are now searching for the driver of the car which failed to stop following the accident on Saturday night.

Jordan Timms and his friend Jacob Smith, both 16, were cycling in May Lane just after 9.30pm when a car knocked the bike, sending the boys flying into the road.

Jordan, of Barter Place, Rugby, said: “We were cycling near the path and a car tapped the back of the wheel and the bike spun. I couldn’t hold on to the handlebars anymore. I shut my eyes and we both fell off. My leg was trapped in the bike frame and I went sliding down the road with it.”

According to Jordan, the car slowed down but then drove off leaving them lying in the road injured.

Police and ambulance were called and the boys were taken to University Hospital in Coventry.

They have both got deep cuts, grazes and bruising.

The former Bilton School pupils admitted to not having bike lights or wearing reflective gear.

Jordan said: “It was starting to get dark but wasn’t dark yet.

“The car slowed down but then drove off. They must have noticed. I was shocked.

“I just lay there on the floor in the middle of the road.

“I’m never going on a bike again.”

Jordan’s mum Dawn Richardson said she was angry the car hadn’t stopped.

She said: “The boys were in the wrong because they were not lit up and shouldn’t have been on the same bike. They have learned a hard lesson from it.

“But it’s bang out of order that the car didn’t stop. They don’t know how they are and they just left them lying in the middle of the road. I’m angry. Someone must have seen something.”

Witnesses to the incident in May Lane, just off Bilton Road, can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident 373 of June 15.