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Appeal after an elderly man was hit by e-bike in Burnley

Saturday, March 23, 2024

We are appealing for witnesses and footage after a man in his 80’s was seriously injured in Burnley.

Our officers were called at 4.23pm yesterday to Accrington Road, Burnley, to a report that a Sur-ron e-bike had collided with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition. Our thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this difficult time.

An investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances that led to the collision and we want to hear from anyone who witnessed it or who was in the area at the time.

Sgt Paul McCurrie of our Roads Policing Unit said: “This collision has left an elderly man with some very serious injuries, and we’re committed to carrying out an extensive investigation.
“The sur-ron e-bike didn’t remain at the scene following the incident, and we are yet to recover it. So we’re particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a dark-coloured Sur-ron e-bike similar to the one pictured, either being ridden or stored, that matches this description”.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an injury road traffic collision.

If you have any information, please contact 101 quoting log 0952 of 22nd March 2024 – or email our Serious Collision Investigation Unit at [email protected]