A careless tweeter may soon be feeling the force of the law after posting to social media network twitter that he had just hit a cyclist.
Avon and Somerset Police are now investigating the tweet which said “Think I just hit a cyclist. But I’m late for work so had to drive off lol”.
We are aware of a tweet regarding a collision between a car and a bike. We are looking into this now. Any witnesses call 101.
— Avon&Somerset Police (@ASPolice) January 6, 2015
Twitter quickly reacted to the news which soon reached Greater Manchester Police who issued advice to the tweeter.
@RayQ18 If you hit a cyclist, you are obliged to stop. I suggest you call 101 as soon as possible, I will forward the details on.
— G M Police (@gmpolice) January 6, 2015
The user has since changed his privacy settings meaning only approved followers can now follow him.
The Tweeter named Rayhan Qadar has confirmed that the tweet was a joke gone wrong and had not knocked anyone down.
Although his employer did not see the funny side of things and sacked him with immediate effect over the tweet.