Biker seriously hurt in ‘fail to stop’ collision

Police are trying to find the driver of a car they said failed to stop after a collision which left a motorcyclist seriously hurt.

Officers have asked the public to help them locate the motorist who, they added, may not have been aware of the incident in Lancaster.

It happened when the biker was travelling down Back Caton Road, near Dana Hand Car Wash, towards Greyhound Bridge. It was here that, at around 4.30pm on Monday, January 13, the man was involved in a collision with the car which was turning left, heading into the city centre.

PC John Stephenson, from Morecambe Road Policing, said: “This collision happened at a busy junction coming up to rush hour and the motorcyclist was filtering down traffic when the collision took place.

“I am confident someone would have witnessed it.”

The biker had to be taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment to a serious arm injury.

PC Stephenson said the car involved was a silver Rover or Honda Civic type model.

He said: “It is possible that the driver did not realise what had happened or that the motorcyclist had been seriously injured.

“I would urge the driver to come forward so we can establish exactly what happened.

“It is also possible that the car could have some rear nearside damage”.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Lancashire Police on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.