Police search for van in south London bike hit and run


London police are looking for the driver of a black van which allegedly targeted cyclists traveling south of the city on Sunday morning.

Police say emergency crews were called to White Oak Road and Harry White Drive around 9am after two cyclists were pinned down by a moving vehicle. The cyclists were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The cyclists were part of a group with the London Cycling Club – which regularly does rural cycling – heading for Alymer at the time of the collision. Randy Van Puyenbroeck was one of the cyclists affected.

“I heard the vehicle stop next to us and we were in the middle of a curve, which worried me at the time,” he said. “Then all of a sudden it swerved towards us roughly across our path and stopped the vehicle, then took off.”

Van Puyenbroeck said he suffered a broken collarbone and several bruises on the left side of his body. The other trapped cyclist injured his head and shoulder.

“Luckily we were both able to pull through. Looking back, I’m pretty thankful for that, that no one was really seriously injured or killed,” he said.

The truck involved is described as a black Dodge Ram, with a chrome bumper, dark tinted windows with white decals on the rear window and possibly a tool box in the bed. The cart may have damage to its rear side panel. The license plate number is not known.

Anyone with information is asked to call London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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