A POLICE force is renewing its appeal after a cyclist was seriously injured in Hawarden last week.

Shortly after 11.15am on Saturday (May18) police were called by the Welsh Ambulance Service to a reports of a collision involving a cyclist and a car on the B5125 Moor Lane.

The car, believed to be a blue or green coloured Citroen Picasso, did not stop at the scene and enquiries are still ongoing to trace the driver.

The cyclist - Ian Tierney from Bebington on the Wirral - told the Leader he felt he was lucky to be alive.

He was taken to hospital by Ambulance with serious injuries.

PC Anja Macleod of the Roads Policing Unit said: “I am renewing the appeal to trace the driver of the car or anybody else who may have witnessed the collision and who are yet to come forward.

“Anybody who may have been travelling along Moor Lane around the time of the collision and who may have dash cam footage is asked to contact us immediately.”

Mr Tierney described the incident, adding: "I was out with my cycling pals on Saturday morning, we had travelled from Northop Hall and were on our way to Broughton.

"The car in question was pulling out of Moor Lane onto the main road between Hawarden and Broughton. At the speed were travelling at he should never have pulled out, but attempted to.

“If he had put his foot down he may have had got out in front of me in time, but he just stopped in the middle of the road.

“I slammed on to my breaks but couldn’t stop, I smashed into the side of his car, went all the way over it and fell into the middle of the road.

“I looked up to see him speeding off up the hill towards Hawarden village."

Anybody with information is asked to contact officers at the Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via the live web chat quoting reference number X067986.