A TEENAGER from Dalgety Bay was sent flying over his bike's handlebars after he was struck by a car in the town.

The 19-year-old sustained a broken wrist in the incident, at Moray Way, on Wednesday last week and his mum told the Press that it could have been a lot worse.

The woman, who didn't want to be named, said: "He was in a lot of shock and rage after what had happened.

"We took him to Queen Margaret Hospital and then to the Victoria Hospital so he could have an x-ray and have it put in plaster.

"He's lucky it was only a broken wrist and that it wasn't more severe."

The cyclist's mum said: "The car caught his bike and he was sent flying over his handlebars.

"I'm just thankful that he's okay and he didn't end up with more serious injuries."

The Press understands that the matter is now being dealt with by the police.

The young cyclist's mum is concerned that this latest incident is one of many to have happened in Dalgety Bay and in the West Fife area in recent months.

She commented: "A woman at the scene told me that there'd been one at the same spot just recently and I remember there's been a few more either here or in other areas locally this year already."

An 81-year-old man has been charged in connection with a collision between a car and a cyclist on Harbour Drive last month.

The incident happened on April 25 and the 22-year-old female cyclist was taken to Victoria Hospital but she did not suffer serious or life-changing injuries.

The 81-year-old is expected to appear in court at a later date.