A motorcyclist has been left in a critical condition after a hit-and-run in Coventry.
The emergency services were called to Kenilworth Road on Saturday evening at around 6pm after a car pulled out from Stoneleigh Avenue and collided with the rider.
The 28-year-old victim was thrown from his Yamaha bike and collided with a bus travelling in the opposite direction.
It has been confirmed that the driver of the car, believed to be a black Volkswagen Golf, left the scene.
The motorcyclist was treated by paramedics at the scene, before being taken to hospital for further treatment.
West Midlands Police has confirmed that he remains in a critical condition today (Sunday, October 18).
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Investigations are currently ongoing in a bid to determine what happened – and to locate the motorist who left the scene.
The driver of the bus remained on the scene, helping police with their enquiries.
As a result of the incident, Kenilworth Road was closed for several hours, finally reopening shortly before 1am this morning.
What have police said?
Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the serious collision investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, said: “This is a shocking incident which has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.
“The driver of the car would have known they had struck the motorcyclist but still left the scene with no thought for their welfare.
“We urgently need to trace the driver and I would urge them to come forward now and for anyone who knows who may be responsible, or has any information regarding the whereabouts of the car to contact us.
“The car is believed to be a black coloured VW Golf and will have suffered damage to the front and nearside.”
Anyone who has not yet spoken with officers, or who has any dash-cam footage, is asked to contact police, quoting log number 3296 of October 17.
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