E-scooter hit-and-run crash leaves pedestrian, 65, seriously injured in hospital in Rochdale

A 65-YEAR-OLD man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after he was mowed down by an electric scooter in a hit-and-run.

The black e-scooter collided with the man in Rochdale yesterday lunchtime and the rider failed to stop at the scene.

Cops have launched a desperate hunt for the rider and are urging locals with CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.

The pedestrian is in a “serious condition” and continues to receive treatment in hospital.

No arrests have been made.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Police were called shortly after midday on Monday 1 March to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and an electric scooter on Well I'TH' Lane.

“It is understood a black electric scooter collided with the pedestrian, a 65 year old man, who received serious injuries and remains in hospital for treatment.

“The rider of the scooter failed to stop at the scene.”

PC Tom Needham from GMP's Road Policing Unit said: "A man has been left in a serious condition following this incident and we're doing all we can to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision.

"Our thoughts remain with the man and his family as he continues to receive treatment in hospital.

“Our investigation is ongoing into this incident and we're urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward and help us with our enquiries.

"Anyone who has CCTV or dash-cam footage that may assist us with our investigation are also asked to come forward.”

Anyone with any information should call 0161 856 4765 quoting incident number 1039 01/03/21. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

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