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A TEENAGER was rushed to hospital after he was knocked off his bike by a hit-and-run motorist, it emerged today.

Police officers want to track down the driver after they failed to stop at the scene of the collision, shortly after midnight last (Monday) night.

The cyclist, an 18-year-old man, was biking in The Meadway towards Reading when a red car turned into Corwen Road and collided with him.

Paramedics were called to the scene and the young man was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital with minor injuries.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "At around 12.20am on Monday a cyclist travelling in The Meadway in the direction of the town centre was involved in a collision with a red vehicle which turned right in to Corwen Road.

"The red vehicle did not stop at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to locate the vehicle and its driver."

Officers investigating the collision want to speak to another cyclist, who was understood to have witnessed the crash.

Police constable Matt Woollams-Seeney, said: "I need to locate anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw a red vehicle in the area at the time.

"I am aware there was another cyclist travelling along The Meadway in the same direction of the red vehicle close to the time of the collision. I would like to speak to this person as they may have witnessed what happened."

Anyone with information should call 101.