Hit-and-run driver left hurt biker in road
ABIKER was left unconscious in the middle of the road following a hit-and-run in Middleton.
Michael Tait was driving home from work when a car pulled up in front of him on Bowness Road, on Monday, October 22, at around 4.40pm.
The 29-year-old did not have enough time to brake and he struck the car.
Michael, went over the blue Mazda and was knocked unconscious as he landed. His hand was badly injured after smashing through the car’s windscreen. The driver of the Mazda fled from the scene.
A passing bus driver came to Michael’s aid and helped to flag down a police officer. Michael’s wife, Alexandra, arrived to the scene shortly afterwards and drove him to hospital.
Michael was left suffering with a broken arm, a deep gash to his hand, an injured foot and back, and burns.
Michael has since been released from hospital and is now recovering at home. However, the dadof-two is unable to return to his job as a welder and needs time to recover.
No arrests have been made after the collision and police are investigating.
Michael was diagnosed with autism last year and his family have said he has overcome a lot in life.
His friends have since launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise money to replace Michael’s motorbike, which was badly damaged in the collision.
The cash would also help support the family as Michael is the main earner and does not receive sick pay.
His wife said the bike enabled Michael to have independence to get to and from work. She said: “I was there immediately after the accident. Michael has just recently been diagnosed with autism.
“He is a fully-functioning autistic man. He works, he is extremely clever and an extremely talented welder.
“Because Michael is autistic, the bike gave him independence for getting to and from work. Michael finds it hard coming to terms that someone would leave him for dead.”
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “A motorcycle was in collision with a blue Mazda that failed to remain at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing.”
Any witnesses or anyone with further information can contact GMP on 101.
To make a donation visit gofundme.com/middleton-hit-and-run-family-fund
Michael Tait (inset) in hospital