Elderly man, 88, is seriously injured in hit-and-run horror crash with moped travelling with quad bike – as police helicopter hunt leads to four arrests
- Four arrested after a pensioner, 88, was injured in a hit and run in Widnes
- Victim was hit by a moped while riding a mobility scooter on Saturday afternoon
- The pensioner was taken to hospital, where he is still receiving treatment today
An elderly man has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Widnes, near Runcorn.
The 88-year-old victim was riding a mobility scooter when he was hit by a blue Piaggio Beverly moped on Saturday afternoon.
Cheshire Police said the pensioner, a local of the area, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He was still receiving treatment as of today.
Four people were arrested in connection with the incident, including the moped rider, and an individual riding a fluorescent quad bike thought to have been travelling alongside the moped at the time of the collision.
The suspects were apprehended after fleeing the scene following a search by police helicopter.
An 88-year-old man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run while riding a mobility scooter in Widnes, near Runcorn, on Saturday afternoon
The victim was riding a mobility scooter when he was hit and a seriously injured by a moped. The rider – and that of a quad bike thought to have been travelling with it – fled the scene
The collision happened at 12.27pm on Lower House Lane on Saturday, Cheshire Police said, adding that both the moped and the quad bike had ‘failed to stop’ following the incident.
In a statement on Sunday, police said: ‘A 26-year-old man from Runcorn and a 20-year-old woman from Widnes were arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following a collision, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drug driving.’
It added that: ‘A 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from Widnes, were also arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and for failing to stop after a collision.’
Cheshire Police added that the 26-year-old, 20-year-old and 31-year-old had since been ‘released under investigation’ and that the 27-year-old ‘remains in custody being questioned by detectives’.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Cheshire Police by calling 101 quoting and quoting the reference 1082550, or reporting it online here.
Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online here.
The collision happened at 12:37 on Lower House Lane on Saturday, Cheshire Police said
The pensioner was taken to hospital, where he was still receiving treatment for serious injuries this afternoon. Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident