Authorities are urgently seeking witnesses following a collision between an off-road motorbike and a pedestrian at Wrenthorpe Park, which left the pedestrian with serious injuries. The incident occurred to the rear of Lombardy Garth, heading towards Hornbeam Avenue, on Saturday, 15 July, at approximately 3:10 PM.
Upon receiving reports of the collision, officers from the local police force rushed to the scene at Wrenthorpe Park. According to preliminary investigations, a group of four to five motorcyclists was observed riding within the park on that fateful day. It is suspected that the rider of the motorbike lost control, resulting in a fall from the bike and potential injuries, before promptly leaving the accident site.
The victim, a 62-year-old pedestrian, was immediately attended to by emergency medical personnel and subsequently transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. While the injuries are reported to be serious, they are not deemed life-threatening.
Authorities are now appealing to residents in the vicinity of Wrenthorpe Park to assist in the ongoing investigation. They are urged to check any CCTV footage they may have from the date and time of the incident to ascertain whether the group of motorbikes was captured in the recordings. Such crucial evidence could aid in identifying those involved in the collision.
Additionally, the police are calling on anyone who might have witnessed the collision itself or has information about the events leading up to it to come forward. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove vital in understanding the circumstances surrounding the incident.
West Yorkshire Police urge members of the public to cooperate with their investigation and share any relevant details they may have by contacting them at 101. Alternatively, witnesses can make use of the LiveChat facility on the official website www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus, quoting reference number 13230965682 when submitting information.