Man in ‘critical’ condition following motorbike crash in Bootle

Police are appealing for information after a serious collision in Bootle on Friday, 10 May.

Just after 6.25pm it was reported a red off-road motorbike had collided with a lamppost on Washington Parade, and that the man who had been on the bike then put it into the back of a silver Iveco van which was driven away.

The injured man, in his 20s, then entered a house on Pembroke Road and presented at hospital a short time later. He is being treated for his injuries and at this stage, his condition is described as critical.

A section of Washington Parade was closed while investigations at the scene continued, and CCTV in the area is being explored.

Roads Policing Sergeant Martin Mayne 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.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747, or email

Alternatively, DM @MerPolCC on X quoting reference 866 of 10 May, or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.


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