A man reportedly being chased by police suffered a serious leg injury after the electric bike he was riding crashed with a car.

The incident happened around 11.30am today (June 23) on Aigburth Road just outside busy shops and restaurants.

A local business owner who was outside at the time said he believed the man on the e-bike was trying to outrun police.

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He told the ECHO the rider on the bike was speeding down Barkhill Road onto a busy Aigburth Road while being chased by a police car.

As he got onto the busy junction, a blue car was coming through the lights.

He said: "The electric bike hit the side of the car and he came off and went flying over the bonnet.

"He seemed okay at first when he got up."

The witness said the man tried to get up and run off but couldn't due to his serious leg injury.

The business owner said the next thing he knew police had taken the man to the floor and paramedics arrived soon after.

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He added: "The noise after the crash was unbearable - he was screaming in pain.

"The paramedics were with him for a good 25 minutes, working on him."

North West Ambulance confirmed a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with a leg injury.

Aigburth Road was closed for two hours but has since been fully reopened.

A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital after a crash involving an electric bike and a car on Aigburth Road
A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with a serious leg injury after a crash involving an electric bike and a car on Aigburth Road

Today Merseyside Police confirmed the rider was seriously hurt after the collision involving a police car and an electric bike at the junction of Aigburth Road and Mersey Road.

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A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: "At around 11.30am today (Wednesday 23 June) we were called following reports of a collision involving a police car and an electric bike at the junction of Aigburth Road and Mersey Road.

"Emergency services attended and the male rider of the bike was taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries."