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Police Want To Speak To Taxi Driver After 17 Year Old Motorcyclist Injured

We are appealing for help to trace a taxi driver after a motorcyclist came off his bike and was injured in Blackburn.
The incident happened at around 11.45am on Friday 18 September on Preston New Road.
It is thought that a blue coloured taxi came into the path of a 17 year old motorcyclist riding his Yamaha bike towards Barbara Castle Way.
The rider came off his bike and was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital and was treated for knee injuries.
The taxi driver did not stop and continued down Preston New Road, turning left onto Barbara Castle Way.
PC 496 Kate Brady of the Roads Policing Team said: “We are making various enquiries locally to try and trace the driver, and I would urge them to come forward and speak to us so we can establish exactly how the rider ended up coming off his bike. Similarly anyone that witnessed what happened should contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact us on 101 quoting log number 508 of September 18th.

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