Boy seriously injured after being knocked off bike in hit-and-run
A teenager was seriously injured after being knocked off his bike during a ‘hit-and-run’.
The boy was found suffering from ‘serious injuries’ by a member of the public before being taken to hospital for treatment. Lancashire Police said the driver of the vehicle involved has ‘failed to stop at the scene’.
Detectives have now launched a hit and run investigation and are appealing for help with enquiries. The vehicle involved in the incident believed to be ‘a light coloured Fiat hatchback’ which will have sustained damage.
Officers would like to speak to any witness and drivers who were in the area at that time who may have information that could help identify the driver or car involved in the crash.
A force spokesperson said: “We are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision occurred on the Pleasant Street area of Blackpool on Friday 21st April at around 08:00 hours. A 14 year old boy has been knocked off his bike by a vehicle and left with serious injuries, the driver of the vehicle involved has failed to stop at the scene.
“The young boy has been found by a member of public. Local CCTV has been checked and we believe the vehicle involved in the incident is a light coloured Fiat hatchback, that will have damage to it.
“PC 5255 of Tactical Operations Dept, is appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed or heard anything to come forward. You can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20230421-0436 or alternatively contact [email protected].”