Devastated family appeals for help after cyclist suffers serious injuries in 'hit and run' on Nottinghamshire road

The family of a cyclist seriously injured after he was struck by a car in a ‘hit and run’ on a Nottinghamshire road has launched a desperate appeal for help.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 10:27 am

A member of the public discovered 57-year-old Neil Wainwright with serious injuries by the roadside on the A616 towards South Muskham at around 6.40pm on Sunday (March 7).

He had suffered a fractured frontal skull, a neck fracture, 10 broken ribs, several lower spinal fractures and a broken pelvis.

Now his devastated daughters Georgina, Laura and Claire are urging anyone who saw the incident involving their father to contact police immediately.

Cyclist Neil Wainwright was seriously injured in a 'hit and run' on Sunday.

“The whole family is in bits. It’s really shook us to be honest,” said Georgina.

“He’s still in hospital and is due to have surgery soon on his back to make him a bit more stable.

"Thankfully he's a bit more alert and talking now, but we are so desperate for them to make a decision and hopefully he'll be able to move from his bed soon. He's such an active person laying in that bed all day with no visitors will be very hard for him.

“He’s done remarkably well so far, but he’s not out the woods yet, he’s still in hospital and we’re all very much on edge still. He will be in recovery for a long time.

"He’s not just a devoted father, but he is a son and full time carer to his mother who suffers from dementia, a brother, a granddad, an uncle, a friend and a work colleague.

"He's a big believer of road safety and promotes it to everyone he knows. He was fully equipped on the night of the incident, wearing the right gear in the conditions.

“There must be someone who saw the incident, it’s quite a busy road and at the weekend, so there must have been someone who knows something who can contact police."

PC Sam Elliott is leading the investigation and urged anybody who witnessed the incident or has any dashcam or CCTV footage to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 656 of 7 March 2021.