Officers are appealing for information following a collision on Highfield Road, Farnworth
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Officers are appealing for information following a collision on Highfield Road, Farnworth.
At around 9.30pm on Thursday 13 May 2021 officers sighted a Mondial HPS motorcycle and a second unidentified motorcycle travelling at speed along Bolton Road, Atherton.
After failing to stop for the officers, a police pursuit commenced until the rider of the HPS bike - a 17-year-old male - removed and discarded his crash helmet, causing police to halt the pursuit.
The HPS bike was later sighted by an unmarked police vehicle on routine patrol on Highfield Road, Farnworth. A short while later another marked police vehicle spotted both motorcycles on the same road.
The motorcycles travelled in different directions and the marked police vehicle attempted to follow the unidentified motorcycle before losing sight of it.
In the meantime, the Mondial HPS travelled eastbound along Highfield Road before coming into collision with a Vauxhall Vectra that had been travelling northbound along the road.
The occupants of the Vectra subsequently fled the scene. The rider of the Mondial HPS was carried away from the scene by unknown males and taken to a property on Thrush Avenue, Farnworth.
He was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries and remains there in a stable condition.
Following police enquiries the Mondial HPS and the Vauxhall Vectra were confirmed as stolen vehicles.
No arrests have been made.
Police Constable Phillip Drummand, said: "Thankfully no other people were seriously injured following this collision but the outcome could have been a lot more serious. We're appealing to anyone who may have witnessed either motorcycle or the Vauxhall Vectra in the area either before or during the pursuit and collision to speak with police.
"Anyone with information or dash-cam footage that could help us identify the motorcycle or the occupants of the Vauxhall are urged to get in touch with police."
Anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3011 of 13/05/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.