A CRASH which closed the main A39 road near Washford on Thursday morning (September 7) was a hit-and-run which left a cyclist injured, police have confirmed.

The cyclist was in collision with a car between Huish Lane, Washford, and the Washford Cross roundabout at the junction with the B3190.

The incident happened at about 6.15 am as many schools were returning after the summer holidays and saw the main road closed throughout the morning commute period.

An ambulance crew took the injured rider to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, where their injuries were said to be neither life-threatening nor life-changing.

But police said the car driver had left the scene before they arrived, which was potentially a criminal offence.

Long queues built up until the road was reopened at about 9.30 am.

Now, police are trying to trace the car driver and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or for anybody with dashcam or other footage which might help their inquiries.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesperson said: “Officers are keen to speak to anybody who saw the collision, has any relevant footage, or any information about the car.

“If you can help, please call 101 and quote log 139 (September 7).”