A student has hit out at the “horrible” thief who stole his £200 racing bike after he had been knocked off it by a car.
University of Northampton student Daniel Davis was injured in a crash in The Mounts on Tuesday.
But while a good Samaritan came to his aid, another person stole the £200 racing bike he had been riding back to his halls of residence.
Mr Davis, aged 19, of Birmingham, initially thought he had broken his knee. Tests later showed he had suffered tissue damage to his knee and left shoulder.
He said: “I was on my way back from doing something at university, and on the way back I was going down Kettering Road during rush hour.
“I couldn’t see the car coming, and I can imagine they couldn’t see me, because there was a car blocking their view.
“I collided with the car, and the next thing I knew I was on the floor, waiting for the paramedics.
“Someone who was helping me moved the bike to one side and tried contacting my family, to let them know what had happened. They couldn’t get through, and when they turned round, the bike was gone.
“I was more concerned about my own health, but in hindsight it was quite a horrible thing that somebody has done.”
The incident happened between 4.45pm and 5.15pm on Tuesday in Cowper Street, The Mounts.
The cycle taken is a white racing bike with the word ‘Viking’ written in grey on the side.
Anyone with information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.