A 63-year-old man has been seriously injured after being involved in an accident with a motorcyclist who then fled the scene in Blackburn. The accident occurred at approximately 7am on Monday 17th November.
Witnesses said the bike was yellow and it is thought it may have been a trial bike. Paramedics attended the scene and treated the man before transporting him to the Royal Preston Hospital.
Local police are now appealing for more witnesses to come forward and any individuals who think they may have relevant information should also contact the local police. The man who was injured suffered head and leg injuries in the accident.
The incident comes as the road safety charity Brake launched its Road Safety Week nationwide. There is also another campaign currently running called Look Out for Each Other. This also runs for a week and is aimed at reducing the number of drivers who drive carelessly and without a thought for other people.
Sadly this accident is a classic example of how dangerous riders and drivers can injure other people when they do not behave with a thought for others. The police are still conducting enquiries into the accident.
Are hit-and-run incidents common?
Thankfully incidents like these are extremely rare. In the vast majority of cases when an accident occurs, all parties involved will stop. This is required by law, and fleeing the scene is something we are all aware should never be done.
When this occurs, as was the case in this unfortunate accident, the motorist or biker who fled will be sought out by the police. It does show how vital it is that we all have consideration for others when using the roads in any way. This applies regardless of whether we are driving, riding or even walking.
Source: Lancashire Telegraph