Police are hunting a hit-and-run car driver that almost killed a motorcyclist and wrecked his motorbike.
It happened on Saturday evening, 23 January 2016, at 20:27 hours, in a side road on the north side of Burnham railway station.
The lucky to-be-alive, motorcyclist told police he was waiting at the junction of Sandringham Court cul-de-sac before entering Station Road when a car turning into Sandringham Court hit him. The car did not stop. It did a u-turn in Sandringham Court then sped-off into Station Road before going northwards along Burnham Lane.
The impact was so severe the 24 year-old Learner was flung-off his motorcycle fracturing both his wrists as he hit the road. His red Honda 124cc was wrecked.
The motorcyclist described the vehicle that hit him as a dark coloured car similar to an 'old style' Vauxhall Astra.
The motorcyclist's fractures were treated at Wexham Park Hospital's accident and emergency department. He is now off-work for several weeks.
The police's investigating officer, PC Wayne Reece based at the Roads Policing Unit in the former Taplow Drill Hall on the Bath Road, said:
This photograph of the motorcycle taken at the scene of the
collision shows the significant damage inflicted by the collision. It is
inconceivable that the other driver would not have known there had been a
collision and it is also likely that the car would have suffered damage too.
The police's description does not accurately explain how this serious collision occurred. Twice the Slough Times put detailed technical concerns to the police, but they never responded.
Further speculation must wait until the police end their puzzling silence.
However this serious accident occurred, the Slough Times is pleased the motorcyclist was not more seriously injured. The extent of the damage shows speed was a material factor.
Hit-and-run accidents seem to be increasing. A Slough Times reporter escaped serious injury when his motorcycle was pushed-over by a hit-and-run motorist on Christmas Eve.
If you notice a badly damaged car, then call the police on 101 to report the car's numberplate, make and model and its location. You never know when this information might be important in solving a crime.