A DRIVING instructor has described the "unbelievable" moment a motorbike rider "flew through the air" before crashing and fleeing the scene.

Driving instructor Angela Sorensen, from Eccleston Park, was teaching a lesson with a learner driver when the incident happened on Tuesday, June 21 at 6.05pm.

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Footage from the dashcams on her vehicle caught the moment the biker approached the roundabout at speed before he was flung into the air over the roundabout near B&Q on St Helens Linkway.

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Footage shows how the rider came off the bike, skidded across the road to the other side of the roundabout and then got back up and got into a white Audi which drove off.

He left his helmet behind.

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Angela, 50, said: “It was unbelievable to be honest, my student was learning lane discipline on roundabouts then we heard this loud screech and then he flew through the air above us.

“The bike has gone into the side of my car and he’s fell off in front of us, thank god I did the emergency brake otherwise we’d have gone over him.

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“My learner driver is OK, fortunately, she’s so close to doing her test and has been learning for a while so hopefully she won’t be put off now, but I know it shocked her.

“There was nothing we could do, I just got the student out via the passenger side then I moved the car off to the other side of the road.

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“Other drivers saw a woman driving a white Audi pull up and the driver got in and they drove off towards Parr.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “At around 6.05pm on Tuesday 21 June, we received a report of a collision on St Helens Linkway East.

“It was reported that a motorbike was in collision with a white Audi in at the roundabout, near to B&Q.

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“It was further reported that the rider of the motorbike got in to the Audi, which drove off in the direction of Parr.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate the driver, including CCTV and checks of local hospitals, and anyone with an information is asked to contact police.

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“Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information can contact us by DM via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 22000433150. You can also contact the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”