Police issue update as man fights for life after crashing into lamppost

Police have issued an update after a man crashed into a lamppost.

Merseyside Police were called to Washington Parade in Bootle on Friday, May 10 at around 6.25pm. It followed a report an off-road bike had crashed.

The man who had been riding the red bike was seen putting the vehicle into the back of a silver Iveco van, which then drove away. The injured man, who is in his 20s, later entered a house on Pembroke Road and showed up at hospital a short time later.

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He was described as being in a critical condition. A week after the crash, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police confirmed today, Friday, May 17, that the man remains fighting for life.

In an update today, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police confirmed the man remains in a critical condition. There was a huge police scene in the area following the crash, including multiple cordons in place.

Forensics and collision investigation units could be seen on Merton Road and Washington Parade and several roads were closed off. Roads Policing Sergeant Martin Mayne, of Merseyside Police, appealed for witnesses to come forward.

He said: “We want to hear from anyone who was on Washington Parade at around 6.25pm this evening and saw any part of this incident, or captured anything on dash cam that could help our enquiries.

“If you saw the bike travelling in the area shortly before, or the van leaving the scene, please get in touch and help us piece together exactly what happened. If you live in the area, please review your CCTV in case something that may help the investigation was captured. Every piece of information, no matter how small, could help us with our ongoing enquiries.”

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