Biker and passenger left on busy road after hit-and-run

Two men were ejected from a motorbike and left on a busy road after a hit-and-run.

Merseyside Police rushed to Laird Street in Birkenhead around 4pm on Tuesday May 31 following reports of a serious accident. Once at the scene, officers discovered that two men, who were the driver and passenger of a motorcycle, had been hit by a blue Ford Fiesta.

The Fiesta driver did not stop at the scene and left the two men lying in the middle of the road. Police requested land and air ambulance to the scene as they closed Laird Street in both directions.

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Emergency services responded and both men were taken to hospital with serious injuries. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

An air ambulance landed in nearby Ilchester Park, but eyewitnesses at the scene said they did not see anyone being taken to the helicopter before it left Birkenhead around 5.30pm.

Less than a mile away, a second police cordon was found on Tulip Avenue, where police had cordoned off a blue Ford Fiesta. The car’s windshield was completely shattered and bent inward, along with extensive damage to the hood.

ECHO understands that the two police cordons are linked. An investigation has been opened and CCTV and witness inquiries into the incident are ongoing.



Police scene on Tulip Avenue, Birkenhead

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the police. Road closures are currently in place on Laird Street while emergency services deal with the incident and motorists are urged to seek alternative routes where possible.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with reference 22000376353.”

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.

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