A CYCLIST was left screaming in pain with a broken leg after being thrown 20ft off a bridge by a suspected hit and run driver .
David Clayton said he was shouting for help for more than 30 minutes after being sent over the handlebars of his bike and down the side of Swarkestone Bridge.
He said a passing motorist came to his aid after seeing his bicycle lying in the road with its lights flashing.
The 56-year-old has spoken out in the hope that the person he believes collided with him ‘has a conscience’ and comes forward to police.
Mr Clayton, of Alvaston, said: “It was shocking. The pain was unbearable.”
Mr Clayton said he had been to visit friends in Melbourne and was riding home at 11.45pm on August 17. He said he had not been drinking, was wearing light-coloured clothing and had working lights on his bike at the time.
He was about halfway over the bridge when two cars came towards him.
He was hit and suffered a broken left leg and broken pelvis.
He remained in hospital for almost a month.
Witnesses should call PC Simon Gore of the Roads Policing Unit on 101.