Police release CCTV in bid to trace hit and run rider who left pedestrian badly hurt (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Appeal for witnesses to crash on Leeds Road, Thornbury, which left victim with serious head injuries
5:22pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
Police have released a CCTV image of a motorcycle in a bid to trace a hit and run rider who left a pedestrian with serious head injuries.
The victim, a 58-year-old local man, suffered badly broken legs in the accident, and is still detained in hospital nearly two weeks later.
Now road traffic policing officers, investigating the collision, have released a CCTV image of a motorcycle they wish to trace.
The accident occurred in Leeds Road, Thornbury, Bradford, at around 10.44pm on September 27.
The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.
A CCTV image, released yesterday, shows the motorcycle travelling towards Leeds along Leeds Road around 15 minutes before the collision. The rider can be seen wearing what looks like a black and yellow rucksack or jacket.
The motorcycle was black in colour and was a sports style bike similar to a Suzuki Bandit. The rider was also wearing black leathers and a black helmet.
PC Craig Ward, of the Western Area Roads Policing Unit, who is investigating the incident, said he hoped that the release of the image might bring new information.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Any witnesses who might have seen the bike in the area moments before the collision are also urged to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Ward at the Western Area Roads Policing Unit on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555.