Northampton pillion passenger is searching for answers over motorbike driver who 'left him for dead'

The 32-year-old man has no memory of the crash. All that's known he was riding pillion on a motorbike - and the unidentified driver 'left him for dead'

Friday, 19th March 2021, 2:03 pm
A Northampton man is searching for answers as to who "left him for dead" at the side of a road in Kings Heath following the motorbike accident that paralyzed him.

A Northampton man who was paralysed in a crash while riding pillion on a motorbike has no memory of what happened - or who the driver was.

In the two years since then, the only known witness to the serious crash says they saw a man with a helmet drive away from the scene on a motorbike.

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It is presumed that the victim - a father of three - was riding pillion on the bike when the accident occurred. But the driver has never been identified.

"All I know is that someone rode off and left me for dead on the side of the road," the victim told the Chronicle & Echo. The crash placed him in a coma for over two weeks and he suffered partial brain damage. Today, he is paralysed in both legs and one arm and must use a wheelchair.

He said: "I want to know what happened. I want to know how it happened."

With no recollection of that day, the victim has been left with nothing with questions about the accident that changed his life.

Now, an appeal is being launched for anyone with information about the accident or the driver to come forward.

The known facts about the case are:

- The crash took place around 5pm on June 30, 2019, on Avon Drive, Kings Heath.

- The victim is presumed to have been riding pillion on a motorbike when the accident took place. He has no memory of the crash or the identity of the driver.

- A witness saw a man in a motorcycle helmet drive away from the scene on a motorbike, leaving the injured pillion passenger on the pavement.

- Several members of the public arrived at the scene shortly afterwards to help the injured man, including calling the emergency services. He was airlifted to hospital by the Air Ambulance.

The Northampton victim said: "I want to know who was riding the motorcycle and what happened that day. It would mean a lot to me to get answers to this.

"My mind would be put at rest and it would help me recover.

"If anyone knows anything please come forward."

The case is being actively investigated by the vicitm's solicitors Stewarts.

Anyone with information can contact partner Paul Paxton on [email protected] The identity of anyone who contacts the firm can be kept confidential.