Appeal for Witnesses to Lawkholme Lane Death
Police are appealing for witnesses after an 81-year-old man died after after coming off his mobility scooter.
The Major Collision and Enquiry Team are appealing for witnesses to the incident on Lawkholme Lane in February, and investigating the possibility the victim may have been separately struck by another vehicle after coming off his scooter.The incident took place at about 1.08pm on Thursday 15 February after the victim was travelling along the pavement on Lawkholme Lane towards the junction with Bradford Street.
The scooter then went off the pavement for unknown reasons and came to rest by the side of the road.
The victim was found in the road by members of the public having suffered fatal head injuries.
Sergeant Ann Drury of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident which led to the death of this gentleman and are appealing for any witnesses who can tell us what took place.
“Due to the serious head injuries suffered by the gentleman there is a possibility he has been struck by another vehicle while immobile on the road.
“We know there were a number of motorists and pedestrians in the area at the time and I am keen to speak to anyone who saw the gentleman either before the incident or the incident itself to come forward and speak to us.
“We do also know there were several cars in the locality at the time of in the incident and we would like to speak to the drivers or passengers in particular, as they may have seen what took place.
“Those vehicles are believed to be possibly a silver BMW and a dark red/ purple Ford Fiesta which were travelling towards Keighley town centre, and a dark coloured people carrier type vehicle which was travelling away from the direction of Keighley Town Centre.
“Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact the Major Collision and Enquiry Team on 101 referencing police number 13180076831.”
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