PARENTS

Hit-And-Run Cyclist Dragged Toddler Face First Along Pavement

09/04/2015 10:23 | Updated 09 June 2015

Hit-and-run cyclist dragged toddler face first along pavement

Police are hunting a hit-and-run cyclist who left an 18-month-old boy covered in blood after dragging him face first along a pavement.

Toddler Harry Buckler, from Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, was out shopping with his family when he was hit by the woman cyclist on a pathway shared by pedestrians and bike riders.

He was dragged three feet before the woman – who showed no remorse – pedalled off.

The boy's mum, Angela, cradled her son in her arms before he was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with cuts and bruises to his face, head and legs.

Angela, 34, told her local paper: "There was no-one else around and this cyclist came along and I don't think she was paying attention.

"She hit him straight on and caught him underneath the bike crank and dragged him for three feet.

"He was caught on his front and his face was dragged along the pavement. She then ran over one of his legs with her bike wheel – there was a big bruise and welt there.

"I had this feeling of horror. I scooped him up and there was blood everywhere. He was even cut inside his mouth and blood was coming out."

The mum said the cyclist, who she believes was aged in her 20s, had headphones on and was wearing sunglasses.

She said: "She was not remorseful in the slightest. She just said he was on the cycle path. She stayed for a couple of minutes while I called the ambulance and then said something like 'well there's nothing else I can do here' and went off."

She added: "Her reaction made us angry. She didn't say sorry and she didn't appear to be bothered. I was shocked by that. She could see him bleeding."

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: "The 18-month-old boy was taken to hospital but did not suffer serious injuries.

"The cyclist did not stop at the scene and officers would like to contact them."

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

More:

News
Suggest a correction