Police search for motorist after motorcyclist is injured in collision in Peterborough

The scene of the accident involving a motorcycle in Burghley Road, Peterborough.  EMN-150325-084622009
The scene of the accident involving a motorcycle in Burghley Road, Peterborough. EMN-150325-084622009
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Police are looking for the driver and passenger of a car involved in a collision with a motorcyclist early today (Wednesday).

Officers say the two left the scene of the accident in Burghley Road, Eastgate, at 7.15am in which a motorbike rider was left seriously injured.

A police spokeswoman said: “The driver and the passenger left the scene.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen the collision to get in touch with police immediately.”

The motorcyclist was left seriously injured by the collision involving a car and a bin lorry.

The rider, who has not been named and is thought to be in his 30s, has been taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

The road was closed for several hours and was reopened at 11.20am.

A police spokeswoman said: “We were called to a collision in Burghley Road involving a silver Nissan Primera, a dustbin cart and a blue Kawasaki motorcycle.”

She said officers had put road closures in place at the Lincoln Road end of Burghley Road.

She said: “The motorcyclist had serious injuries, possibly life threatening.”

A spokeswoman for Amey, which operates the refuse lorry on behalf of Peterborough City Council, said: “None of the crew were hurt.

“They remained at the scene for a couple of hours.

“They were only witnesses to the accident and gave witness statements to the police.

“It appears the car reversed into the lorry after the collision.

She added: “We deployed two other crews to complete their rounds.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.