18th Jan, 2022

Motorcyclist in critical condition in hospital after hit and run crash in Coventry

A MOTORCYCLIST was seriously injured in a hit and run crash in Coventry.

A car pulled out on the 28-year-old rider in Kenilworth Road around 6pm yesterday evening, colliding with the bike.

The rider was thrown off the Yamaha collided with a bus travelling in the opposite direction.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital where still remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the car, believed to be a black VW Golf, left the scene.

West Midland Police said investigations were ongoing to establish exactly what happened and to track down the driver of the car.

The bus driver remained at the scene and is assisting police with our enquiries.

The road, which was closed whilst investigators and forensics teams worked at the scene, re-opened just before 1am today.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a shocking incident which has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

“The driver of the car would have known they had struck the motorcyclist but still left the scene with no thought for their welfare.

“We urgently need to trace the driver and I would urge them to come forward now and for anyone who knows who may be responsible, or has any information regarding the whereabouts of the car to contact us.”

The black VW Golf will have suffered damage to the front and nearside.

Anyone who has not yet spoken with officers, or who has any dash-cam footage, should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, information can be given via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk

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