Woman, 26, dies after being hit by scrambler bike as rider seriously injured
A young woman has died after being hit by a scrambler bike.
The pedestrian, 26, passed away four days after a tragic crash while she was out walking in Huyton, Liverpool, on Monday, March 1.
Police say a 29-year-old man who was at the wheel is being treated in hospital for injuries and remains in serious but stable condition.
The force have also confirmed the case has been referred to the police watchdog.
The Independent Office of Police Conduct has been approached for comment.
Emergency services raced to the scene at about 12.45pm and treated the woman for serious injuries but she tragically died on Friday.
Shocked locals speaking after the crash said it was the first of its kind they had seen in the quiet neighbourhood of Huyton.
One resident who wished to remain anonymous said: “All of the neighbours were out and I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this before as it’s a quiet residential area.
“We’re aware of these things but it never happens on your doorstep. It’s quite shocking.”
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “The pedestrian was treated for serious injuries at the scene, and taken to hospital for further treatment. She sadly died from her injuries on Friday 5 March.
“Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers.
“The rider of the bike, a 29-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he remains receiving treatment. His condition is described as serious but stable.
“CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing.