Appeal after motorcyclist seriously injured in Coventry hit-and-run

We are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was seriously injured following a hit-and-run collision in Coventry yesterday (Saturday).

The 28-year-old rider was in Kenilworth Road at around 6pm when a car pulled out from Stoneleigh Avenue and collided with him.

The rider was thrown off the Yamaha bike and collided with a bus travelling in the opposite direction.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition today (Sunday).

The driver of the car, believed to be a black VW Golf, left the scene.

Investigations are ongoing to establish exactly what happened and to locate the driver of the car. The bus driver remained at the scene and is assisting us with our enquiries.

The road, which was closed whilst investigators and forensics teams worked at the scene, re-opened at just before 1am today.

Det Sgt Paul Hughes of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is a shocking incident which has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

"The driver of the car would have known they had struck the motorcyclist but still left the scene with no thought for their welfare.

“We urgently need to trace the driver and I would urge them to come forward now and for anyone who knows who may be responsible, or has any information regarding the whereabouts of the car to contact us.

“The car is believed to be a black coloured VW Golf and will have suffered damage to the front and nearside."

Anyone who has not yet spoken with officers, or who has any dash-cam footage, is asked to contact us, quoting log 3296 of 17 October.

Get in touch via Live Chat at www.west.midlands.police.uk, 8am to midnight, or call 101 any time or email FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk To remain completely anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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