Police searching for driver after hit and run in Brixton

Police are looking for a car and driver following a serious fail to stop collision in Brixton Road, which left a 44-year-old male cyclist in a serious condition in hospital.

Police were called to Brixton Road at 12:15am on Saturday 15 March to reports of a fail to stop road traffic collision.

Upon arrival, officers confirmed that the cyclist, a 44-year-old man was cycling across the pedestrian crossing outside Brixton tube station when he was in collision with a dark or black car. The driver failed to stop at the scene, leaving the victim lying in the road with two broken legs and fractured neck. These injuries were so serious they were initially treated as life threatening.

Senior Investigating officer Detective Sergeant John Hartfree from the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said police need to locate the car involved and speak to the driver as soon as possible.

He urged anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information, regarding the identity of the driver or whereabouts of the car to contact the Hampton Traffic Unit on 020 8941 9011 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 as a matter of urgency.