Man in critical condition following city centre scooter crash

A man suffered serious head injuries when he fell off an electric scooter in Liverpool city centre on Friday, 24 November.

At 8:33pm, the 49-year-old fell off a scooter at the junction of Catharine Street and Myrtle Street.

Emergency services attended and he was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

It’s not believed that any other party was involved in the collision, but officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

When the incident occurred, there were pedestrians and other vehicles near the scene who may have seen part, or all, of what happened and could help the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Andy Roper, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said, “We continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident and our primary aim is to get answers for the man’s family.

“To enable us to do so, I am reaching out to the people who witnessed this incident and I would ask them to please come forward. I am also urging those who were driving in the area at the time to check your dashcam footage to see if you captured anything.

“CCTV gathered to date shows us two vehicles and the drivers potentially witnessed this incident. Firstly, a dark-coloured Polestar 2 that turns left out of Myrtle Street onto Catharine Street. The other is a dark-coloured hatchback bearing an ‘Uber’ door sticker that does a U-turn on Myrtle Street to head back towards Catharine Street.

“Both of these vehicles are not involved in the incident itself, but we would be grateful to speak with the occupants who may have seen some of this incident. Or if they have dash-cam footage I would ask them to get in touch with our team so that we can review the footage”.

Call the Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747 or SCIU@merseyside.police.uk  or contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook quoting reference 23001184876.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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