A FATHER and son injured in separate bike accidents are urging speeding motorists to slow down and show more consideration to cyclists.

Kevin Donaldson's 14-year-old son Lewis was cycling along Holm Lane in Prenton in September 2014 and turning into Overton Way when he was hit by a car, thrown across its bonnet and landed in the garden of a nearby house.

Miraculously, nothing was broken and he sustained muscular damage.

Just months earlier Mr Donaldson was hit head-on by a car driven the wrong way down a street by a lost motorist.

Miraculously, neither of their injuries were life-threatening, but are now calling for harassed motorists to slow down in order to prevent even more people from being injured.

Kevin, 44, a vehicle technician from Noctorum, said: "Being told that your son has been hit by a car is one of the scariest things that a parent can hear.

"That's why from a young age I've shown my children how to ride on the roads safely and explained that if they ever feel worried about cycling, they should get off the bike and walk it on the pavement instead."

The father of three continued: "I cycle to work every day and I see how bad the roads are now.

"People are always in a rush, and often drivers don't show cyclists much consideration."

"Every day motorists cut me up just to get a few more metres ahead.

"Whenever I've caught up with these drivers in the past and explained the danger they have put me in, I have been given a mouthful of obscenities and told I shouldn't even be on the road.

"Many drivers don't realise how scary it can be when you’re on your bike and a car flies past at 40mph.

"I recently even had two young motorists grab my bag and pull me along by it as they were riding past.

"When you're on a bike and you're only doing 15mph, that sort of thing is terrifying."

On his son's accident, Kevin said: "Lewis' bike was destroyed and he didn't ride for a few months.

“When he did start riding again, he was nervous whenever he saw cars pulling out.

"It is frightening to think how much worse Lewis' injuries could have been."

Recent statistics show that there were a staggering 18,844 cyclist casualties in 2015, one in ten of which were aged between 0-15.

A total of 100 cyclists were killed on the roads in 2015, 81% of which were male, with 80% occurring on a 30mph road.

Solicitor James Barker, from Kirwans law firm, echoed Kevin and Lewis' plea for motorists to slow down after a judge award his client Lewis just over £4,000 in compensation following the accident.

James said: "Both the figures, and Kevin's experiences show that there is a real need for increased caution by drivers on the roads.

"Lewis was extremely fortunate that he has recovered with no long-term damage, but it could have been a very different story and I would urge motorists to always check for cyclists before they make any turns or manoeuvres on the roads."