Teenage cyclist hurt after Sutton Bridge road accident

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A teenager was taken to hospital after his bicycle collided with a car in Sutton Bridge.

The 13-year-old boy was riding on Queen Street when he collided with the car at about 8.20pm on Tuesday.

He was taken to hospital by his parents with cuts and grazes to his legs, but the car driver was unhurt and gave his account of the accident to police.

It was the third collision between a car and cyclist this week after two accidents in Spalding where cyclists were knocked off their bikes on Monday.

Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for Spalding, said: “While the circumstances of each collision are different, they reinforce the need for motorists to take special care around cyclists.”

Anyone who saw the collision should call police on 101, quoting incident number 445 of July 2nd.

The accidents came as police continue a crackdown, called Operation Oatmeal, on pavement cyclists and motorists who put other road users at risk.

“Although much attention has been given to the volume of cyclists that were dealt with in the most recent phase, it should be noted that ten motorists were also dealt with for speeding offences and one was given a notice for a defective exhaust.”