A MAN had his wrist ‘smashed like a porcelain plate’ after he was hit by a driver in a ‘hit and run’ on his cycle home from work.

Finn Hobson was riding back from his shift at Tesco at around 10.50pm when he was struck by a driver in a white car at St Michael’s Roundabout in Bournemouth.

The 24-year-old needed surgery on his wrist to insert a metal plate, after his wrist was ‘shattered’ in the crash.

Finn said he doesn’t fully remember the crash.

Bournemouth Echo: 24-year-old Finn Hobson

“I don’t know if I went flying, but I went over my handlebars, landed really badly on my wrist,” he said.

“The driver stopped, checked if I was ok, I said I wasn’t ok, I said I need to go to hospital, my wrist is really hurting. I said I need to put my bike away because I don’t want it to get stolen because I could get it fixed.

“He said, 'ok, we’ll follow you down'.

“I started walking with my bike, I thought they were following me. Next thing I knew, they weren’t there, they disappeared.

“They legged it.”

Finn thanked a taxi driver who stopped to help him, and asked anyone who may have any information on the driver to contact police.

Bournemouth Echo: St Michael's Roundabout.

He won’t be able to work for the next five weeks while his wrist heals, and he will need to buy a new bike as his was ‘destroyed’ in the crash, which will ‘cost money he does not have’.

He said the driver did not see him, which he cannot understand as he was wearing a bright orange hi-vis jacket with a yellow hi-vis backpack cover, and had bright front and rear lights.

“I can’t be any more seeable. The driver said he didn’t see me, he was looking right,” Finn said.

“I thought, why are you looking right as you are on the roundabout? You might want to go in the other lane, but you need to keep your eyes in front.”

Finn added: “I just want to say to the driver, just please come forward as soon as possible, because the longer you leave it, the worse it will make it look for yourself.

“If the police do catch you, and you don’t come forward and don’t come clean, you could end up in prison.”

Bournemouth Echo: The crash happened by the bus stop on the roundabout.

Dorset Police issued a witness appeal after the crash on Friday, November 17.

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230182321.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.