Motorcyclist and pillion passenger seriously injured in suspected hit-and-run Slaidburn crash

Police are appealing for the driver of a dark-coloured BMW to come forward after a man and woman suffered serious injuries following a collision in Slaidburn.

Police were called around 2-05pm on Sunday (July 12th) to reports of an incident in Lythe Fell Road.

A 53-year-old man from St Helens had been riding a Kawasaki motorbike towards High Bentham when he fell from the vehicle suffering broken ribs. A 42-year-old woman, also from St Helens, was a pillion passenger on the bike and fell suffering a serious back injury. Both were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Police believe a dark-coloured BMW car, travelling towards Slaidburn, could have been involved in the incident. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, is appealing for witnesses. He said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

“We know this is a popular route with bikers and believe a large group of riders had just passed when the incident took place.

“I would urge the driver of the BMW to come forward and speak to us. If you can help please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0849 of July 12.