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Help wanted to trace silver Mini Cooper following RTA

Police are appealing for help tracing a silver Mini Cooper following a road traffic collision in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. On Monday 21 May 2012 at around 8.20pm, the victim, who was on his way home from work, was riding his motorcycle on Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, towards Chorlton. As he passed through the junction with Alexandra Road South, there was a collision with an oncoming blue Honda Civic CRX, throwing him from his motorbike. He is currently in a critical condition in hospital. It is believed the Honda Civic and a Mini Cooper had been racing at the time. The driver of the Mini failed to stop. The Mini Cooper is described as being silver, had a distinctive black Union Flag on the roof, two thick black parallel stripes on the bonnet and black wing mirrors. Police Sergeant Lee Westhead from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "My team are now undertaking extensive inquiries to trace this vehicle. This driver knows who they are and they need to come and speak to us immediately. "The car is very distinctive and I would appeal to anyone who recognises it or knows the identity of the driver to come forward. It is likely that this car has not been damaged, so the absence of damage should not rule out a car. "This collision has left a totally innocent young man with horrific injuries and put a number of other road users at senseless risk. Anyone with any information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 on the independent charity Crimestoppers on anonymously on 0800 555 111."