Police launch appeal after Thornton collision

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision in Thornton left a motorcyclist with serious leg and chest injuries today (Sunday 6 August 2017).

The 35-year-old man was on a black Harley Davidson Sportster bike when it collided with a grey Suzuki car on Lydiate Lane at around 2.35pm.

The rider has been taken to hospital with serious injuries to his leg and chest. His condition is described as critical.

The driver of the car was uninjured but badly shaken.

Officers have closed Lydiate Lane form its junction with Water Street to its junction with Runnells Lane in both directions to carry out investigation work. CCTV enquiries are also being carried out to see if the collision was captured on camera.

Anyone with information on this incident can call MSOC Roads Policing Officers on 0151 777 5747. Alternatively, call the 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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