BMW driver wanted after biker couple are seriously injured in Ribble Valley crash

Police want to speak to a BMW driver who failed to stop at the scene of a motorbike crash in the Ribble Valley at the weekend.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 2:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 7:42 am

The couple suffered serious injuries after coming off a bike in Lythe Fell Road, Slaidburn at around 2.05pm on Sunday (July 12).

A 53-year-old man from St Helens had been riding a Kawasaki motorbike along the rural route towards High Bentham when he fell from the bike, suffering broken ribs.

His pillion passenger, a 42-year-old woman, also from St Helens, also fell and suffered a serious back injury.

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Police believe a dark-coloured BMW car, travelling in the opposite directiontowards Slaidburn, might have been involved in the incident. Pic: Google

Both were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Police believe a dark-coloured BMW car, travelling in the opposite direction towards Slaidburn, might have been involved in the incident.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, 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.