Elderly man, 88, seriously injured in horror collision with moped riding quad – police helicopter chase leads to four arrests
- Four arrested after pensioner, 88, was injured in hit-and-run in Widnes
- Victim was hit by a moped on Saturday afternoon while riding a scooter
- The retiree was taken to hospital, where he is still being treated today
An elderly man has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Widnes, near Runcorn.
The 88-year-old victim was riding a scooter when he was hit by a blue Piaggio Beverly moped on Saturday afternoon.
Cheshire Police said the retiree, a resident of the area, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is still being treated to this day.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident, including the moped rider, and a person who was riding a fluorescent quad bike that was riding next to the moped at the time of the collision.
The suspects were arrested after a search with a police helicopter.
An 88-year-old man was seriously injured on Saturday afternoon in a collision while riding a scooter in Widnes, near Runcorn.
The victim was riding a scooter when he was hit and seriously injured by a moped. The rider — and that of a quad bike thought to be traveling with it — fled the scene
The collision took place at 12:27 p.m. on Lower House Lane on Saturday, Cheshire police said, adding that both the moped and quad “hadn’t stopped” 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 not stopping after a collision, causing serious injuries through dangerous driving and drug use. . .’
It added: “A 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from Widnes, have also been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through 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 have since been “released under investigation” and the 27-year-old “remains in custody and being questioned by detectives”.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Cheshire Police by calling 101 quoting the reference 1082550, or by reporting it online here.
Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online here.
The collision happened at 12:37 p.m. on Lower House Lane on Saturday, Cheshire police said
The retiree was taken to hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries this afternoon. Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident