Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was injured in a hit and run in Dundee city centre on Wednesday evening. The driver is said to have yelled aggressively at the cyclist immediately after the collision without checking he was okay.
The Courier (link is external) reports that the incident occurred at the junction of Guthrie Street and Brown Street at about 5pm.
Sarah Slater, who was walking down Guthrie Street at the time, said she didn’t see the collision, but witnessed what happened afterwards.
“The female driver sped up as if she was going to drive away but then stopped after getting stuck in traffic.
“After yelling aggressively down the street at the cyclist she got back in her car and quickly drove away. I couldn’t believe it.
“You would think that after hitting someone you would check if they are okay, regardless of whose fault it was. But this woman was angry at him. The cyclist could have been really hurt for all she knew.”
Slater said that the cyclist, who was lying on the road, got up afterwards and was “understandably upset.”
She said there were plenty of people about. “Some went to help the cyclist. I think they managed to get her registration plate and call the police about it. Hopefully they can find her because it was shocking behaviour.”
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland attended a road traffic incident involving a cyclist and a car at 5.10pm in Brown Street, Dundee on Wednesday.
“The cyclist suffered minor injuries and officers are keen to trace the driver of a blue BMW.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference 2855 of 7 November.”