West Yorkshire Police are urgently appealing for witnesses following a severe collision on Keighley Road, just north of Harden village, which resulted in a cyclist sustaining life-threatening injuries. The incident, involving a pedal cycle and a Suzuki Baleno car, occurred at approximately 9:25 a.m. yesterday morning, June 11th.
According to authorities, the Suzuki Baleno car was travelling towards St Ives when it collided with one of the two cyclists who were both heading in the same direction. Shockingly, the driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and call for assistance, leaving the injured cyclist behind.
The victim, a male in his 50s, suffered serious head injuries, a broken pelvis, and internal bleeding as a result of the collision. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where medical professionals are currently fighting to save his life.
In light of this hit-and-run incident, West Yorkshire Police are now urging members of the public who may have witnessed the collision or were present in the area at the time to come forward with any information they might have. Additionally, authorities are particularly interested in obtaining dashcam footage of the vehicle involved in the incident.
Inspector Jane Dawson, from West Yorkshire Police, expressed the urgency of the situation, stating, “We are treating this incident as a serious matter. The cyclist involved in the collision has sustained life-threatening injuries, and it is absolutely crucial that we locate the driver responsible for this incident. We urge anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information that could assist us in our investigation to contact West Yorkshire Police as soon as possible.”
To aid the ongoing investigation, members of the public are encouraged to contact West Yorkshire Police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, individuals can provide information online through the force’s website by visiting https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat, quoting log number 569 of June 11th.
The police have assured potential witnesses that any information provided will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. They stress the importance of the public’s assistance in bringing the driver to justice and ensuring the victim receives the necessary support during this difficult time.