THE driver of a vehicle involved in a collision with a cyclist earlier this month left the scene "without providing any details", police say. 

The cyclist spent several days in hospital after suffering "broken ribs and a brain injury" in the road traffic collision on the B3110 just south of North St Philip, Mendip, on Saturday, March 12.

The collision took place at around 10:40pm. 

The cyclist has since been discharged from Bristol's Southmead Hospital and is recovering from their injuries.

Police say the driver of the vehicle involved checked on the cyclist's condition before leaving. 

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the collision or drivers with dashcam footage of the vehicle involved to contact them.

A police spokesperson said: "The cyclist suffered a number of injuries, including broken ribs and a brain injury, which required them to spend several days at Southmead Hospital.

"They have since been discharged and are recovering from their physical injuries.

"The driver of the vehicle initially checked on the welfare of the cyclist before leaving the scene without providing any details.

"They are described as white, male, approximately 5ft 9ins, of a slim build, with brown hair and spoke with a West Country accent."

The vehicle has been described as a green and silver 55-plate Mitsubishi L200 with a galvanised steel cab on the back. 

Any witnesses or drivers with dashcam footage of a vehicle matching this description should phone 101 and give the reference number 5222059948 to the call handler. 

Alternatively, they can complete the police's online appeals form