Scrambler bikers left an innocent woman for dead after a hit and run in Netherton.
The victim was crossing the road when a male on a green and white off-road bike hit her on Glovers Lane this afternoon.
Police and paramedics were called to the area shortly before 3pm and the 29-year-old was rushed to hospital with a serious head injury.
But rather than stop to check on the woman, the three bikes were seen riding away from the area and police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
People across Merseyside were also left horrified by the incident and how little care was shown for the woman they could have killed.
On Facebook, people shared well wishes with the woman and condemned those who were involved in the crash.
One man said: "I hope the woman makes a full recovery and the scruffs who hurt her end up behind bars.
"Is it going to take for them to kill someone before they realise?"
Another ECHO reader claimed scrambler bikes had been causing problems in the area for weeks.
He said: "These three have been intimidating motorists and people crossing the road for weeks now.
"Three of them, wheelying [sic] in the middle of the road, turning on the crossing, riding through the pedestrian area.
"The police have been made aware on numerous occasions."
In a statement, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We’re appealing for witnesses following a collision in Bootle this afternoon, Thursday, 1 October.
"At around 2.50pm, it was reported that three males were riding scrambler bikes in the area, before one collided with a pedestrian on Glovers Lane, near the junction with Eden Vale.
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"Emergency services attended and the pedestrian, a 29-year-old woman, has been taken to hospital for treatment to a serious head injury.
"The rider of the bike involved in the collision, which is described as green and white, is reported to have made off in the direction of Buckley Hill. The two other bikes are believed to have made off in the direction of Marian Square.
"Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to get in touch."
Roads Policing Sergeant Mat Shaw said: “A young woman has been left seriously injured following a collision in Bootle this afternoon and we are carrying out CCTV and witness enquiries in the area to establish the full circumstances.
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“We believe the bikes were being ridden in a dangerous and anti-social way in the area for a period of time before the collision and would ask anyone witnessed the collision, saw the bikes in the area before or after, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage to please get in touch.
“The anti-social and criminal use of off-road bikes is unacceptable and we will continue to work to locate and seize nuisance bikes and pursue those involved in their use.”
If you have information, CCTV or dashcam footage, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 20000594313 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.