Man breaks both legs in hit-and-run collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 58-year-old Bradford man sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a motorcycle which then drove off in the Leeds Road area of the city.

The incident occurred last night (Friday, August 28) at around 10.44pm when the pedestrian was crossing the Thornbury bound side of the carriageway close to the junction with Killinghall Road.

As a result of the collision the injured man sustained two broken legs and was taken to the Leeds General Infirmary where he remains in a serious condition.

The motorcycle was black in colour and was a sports style bike similar to a Suzuki Bandit. The rider was wearing black leathers and a black helmet.

Police are appealing for the rider to come forward before they are identified. CCTV in the area is being examined by officers, who are also asking for any witnesses who may have seen the bike in the moments before the collision to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 1581 Craig Ward at the Western Area Roads Policing Unit via 101 or by calling, Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555111.