A dad was left for dead after he was the victim of a horrific hit-and-run while cycling to work

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A father was left with life-threatening injuries after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident on his way to work. 

Robbie Burton, 32, from Warwickshire, was cycling to his job as a machine operator at a local manufacturing firm when a car drove into the back of his bike. 

The driver, who has still not been identified, drove away from the scene, leaving Mr Burton unconscious on the road. 

Robbie Burton, 32, left, from Warwickshire, was cycling to his job as a machine operator at a local manufacturing firm when a car drove into the back of his bike. Pictured, with partner Mash Snowden who is caring for Mr Burton as he recovers at home

Mr Burton was taken to hospital, pictured, after being found by a colleague who saw Mr Burton lying near his crumpled bike while passing the crash site on the way to work

Mr Burton was taken to hospital, pictured, after being found by a colleague who saw Mr Burton lying near his crumpled bike while passing the crash site on the way to work 

The driver, who has still not been identified, drove away from the scene, leaving Mr Burton unconscious on the road. Pictured, the damage done to Mr Burton's bike in the hit-and-run

Robbie had been cycling to work last month when he was hit by a car from behind leaving the dad-of-four for dead and with a catalogue of life-threatening injuries

The driver, who has still not been identified, drove away from the scene, leaving Mr Burton unconscious on the road. Pictured, the damage done to Mr Burton’s bike in the hit-and-run 

He was taken to hospital after being found by a colleague passing on his way to work. The incident occurred on June 27. 

Father-of-four Mr Burton, whose partner Mash Snowden, 30, is pregnant, suffered a broken neck, a ruptured liver, a punctured lung, broken ribs and blood clots in his kidney, and doctors said he was lucky to have survived.

‘When I woke up, I was absolutely in bits. I’m usually the self-sufficient one looking after my family and I couldn’t even feed myself. I couldn’t even wash myself,’ he recalled.

‘The car came from behind me so I didn’t get a look at it. I don’t remember anything apart from cycling, then everything turning black and waking up with my colleagues huddled around me.

Mr Burton was rushed to hospital (pictured in his bed) where he was found to have suffered a broken neck, a ruptured liver, a punctured lung, broken ribs and blood clots in his kidney

Mr Burton was rushed to hospital (pictured in his bed) where he was found to have suffered a broken neck, a ruptured liver, a punctured lung, broken ribs and blood clots in his kidney

Mr Burton spoke of how much he appreciates his partner Mash, pictured, helping him, even when she is 'hot and bothered and pregnant'

Mr Burton spoke of how much he appreciates his partner Mash, pictured, helping him, even when she is ‘hot and bothered and pregnant’ 

‘The doctors and nurses were saying it was a miracle that I’ve made it out the other side as I broke my neck.

‘It’s also the mental side of it. It doesn’t feel right to depend on Mash when I’m usually “Mr Dependable”.

‘It can’t be easy for her having to do everything for me when she’s hot, bothered and pregnant. I can’t work now either. The irony is I was on my way to work to support my family.’

Mr Burton spent five days in hospital before being discharged. He is recovering at home as he waits for police to find the person responsible.  

Mr Burton, who is still recovering from his horrid injuries, has shared his story in the hopes of finding the person who struck him and to warn others. Pictured, his back following the crash

Mr Burton, who is still recovering from his horrid injuries, has shared his story in the hopes of finding the person who struck him and to warn others. Pictured, his back following the crash

Robbie added: ‘I just hope someone comes forward with some information to find the driver.

‘If my colleague hadn’t spotted me when he did and I was just left there, I don’t think I would be here. It’s not the right way to go about things.’

Mr Burton also suffered serious damage to his ankle, pictured, in the hit-and-run

Mr Burton also suffered serious damage to his ankle, pictured, in the hit-and-run

Mr Burton has shared his story in the hope of finding the person who struck him and to warn others.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: ‘Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Radford Semele last week.

‘Shortly before 9.10pm on Monday 27 June, a vehicle was in collision with a cyclist on Southam Road. 

‘The cyclist, a man in his 30s, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

‘The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to locate the driver.

‘If anyone witnessed the incident or has any dashcam footage in this location at this time, please call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 333 of 27 June 2022.

‘Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.’

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