A cyclist has spoken out about the “disgraceful” thief who stole his £1,700 bike as he lay seriously injured on the road after being hit by a car.
Shane Fitzsimons was knocked out and smashed his left arm when he was run down by a 4×4 in Bramley, Yorkshire.
Despite a number of witnesses stopping at the scene, his Saracen Ariel mountain bike was stolen as he drifted in and out of consciousness in the road.
Mr Fitzsimons told The Yorkshire Evening Post, “It’s absolutely disgraceful. There are some people who, if you laid there long enough, would chip the gold fillings out of your teeth.”
The 55-year-old was on his way shopping when he was involved in a collision with a Mitsubishi Pajero.
His head hit the windscreen, damaging the helmet he was wearing and causing him to black out. The impact left him with a broken wrist, arm, collar bone and rib.
He said: “As I was lying there in the road I saw this guy on the bike. I was in so much shock I couldn’t say anything and he rode off. It’s important to me to get it back. It’s worth nearly as much as my car.”