Pedestrian taken to hospital with serious head injury after being hit by scrambler bike

Pedestrian taken to hospital with serious head injury after being hit by scrambler bike

by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A 29-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital with a serious head injury after she was hit by a scrambler bike in a hit-and-run on Thursday, October 1.

At around 2.50pm, it was reported that three males were riding scrambler bikes in the area, before one collided with the woman on Glovers Lane, near the junction with Eden Vale. Emergency services attended.

The rider of the bike involved in the collision, which is described as green and white, is reported to have made off in the direction of Buckley Hill. The two other bikes are believed to have made off in the direction of Marian Square.

Road closures were put in place and an investigation launched. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to get in touch.

Roads Policing Sergeant Mat Shaw said: “A young woman has been left seriously injured following a collision in Bootle this afternoon and we are carrying out CCTV and witness enquiries in the area to establish the full circumstances.

“We believe the bikes were being ridden in a dangerous and anti-social way in the area for a period of time before the collision and would ask anyone who witnessed the collision, saw the bikes in the area before or after, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage to please get in touch.

“The anti-social and criminal use of off-road bikes is unacceptable and we will continue to work to locate and seize nuisance bikes and pursue those involved in their use.”

If you have information, CCTV or dashcam footage, contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000594313 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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