Rushmere man, 65, appears in court charged with causing serious injury to cyclist in Ipswich

Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A 65-year-old man accused of causing a serious injury to a cyclist by dangerous driving and failing to notify the authorities of a disability has had his case sent to crown court.

David Sarjeant, of The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, is also accused of failing to stop his vehicle following the incident in which a male cyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in Ipswich.

Sarjeant was said to have been driving a Honda Civic when the incident occurred at around 8.30pm on June 8.

He made his first appearance on the allegations before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

The case was sent to Ipswich Crown Court where Sarjeant is due to appear on December 5.

He is currently on bail.

Shortly after the incident police said the cyclist sustained a serious head injury at the roundabout where the A1189 Nacton Road meets the junction with Ravenswood Avenue.