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'Somebody must have been looking over him' - Mum's relief after cyclist hit by two cars

PUBLISHED: 12:53 11 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:08 16 October 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the B1150, near North Walsham. Picture: Google streetview

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the B1150, near North Walsham. Picture: Google streetview

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The mother of a cyclist who survived after being hit by two cars said it could have been "much worse".

Cyclist Harry Rivett, 21, at A&E in Norwich after his accident. Picture: Lorraine RivettCyclist Harry Rivett, 21, at A&E in Norwich after his accident. Picture: Lorraine Rivett

Harry Rivett, 21, was travelling home from North Walsham to Sloley, when he was hurt after a crash with two cars which left the scene.

It took place on the B1150 North Walsham Road, near Toll Barn Vets, just before 1.30am on October 6.

Mum, Lorraine Rivett, said: "He was hit from behind by one car and his bike went under that car.

"He was hit again by a car coming from the Norwich direction, which ran over his legs. He suffered a deep puncture wound to his leg and his ear was lacerated.

Cyclist Harry Rivett, 21, at A&E in Norwich after his accident. Picture: Lorraine RivettCyclist Harry Rivett, 21, at A&E in Norwich after his accident. Picture: Lorraine Rivett

"A driver stopped and managed to get Harry's phone out and call me. Harry was going in and out of consciousness but gave him the password for the phone.

"The driver called me and said 'Harry's come off his bike, can you come? We rushed over and the bike was a crumpled mess. The front wheel is still missing.

"That he was hit by two cars is mind-blowing. I went with Harry in the ambulance to hospital."

Mr Rivett, who works as a bartender at the Crown in Smallburgh, had been out with friends in North Walsham.

Cyclist Harry Rivett, 21, at A&E in Norwich after his accident. Picture: Lorraine RivettCyclist Harry Rivett, 21, at A&E in Norwich after his accident. Picture: Lorraine Rivett

He said: "I don't have any recollection of what happened. I was unconscious and I woke up in hospital at about 4 or 5am.

"My leg is in pain. I spent a couple of nights in hospital."

His mother added: "His cycle lights were switched on at the time, but he was not wearing a hi-res jacket or helmet. There are no lights on that road.

"He will have an MRI scan at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital but there's no fractures. Somebody must have been looking over him as it could have been much worse."

Police want to trace the drivers of both vehicles as well as the taxi driver. Call PC Diaa Fathalla at North Walsham police station on 101 or email Diaa.Fathalla@norfolk.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 24 of October 6.

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