A TEENAGER is in a serious condition in hospital after a quad bike crash.
The 15-year-old boy, from the Shotton area, is in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital suffering with “serious life threatening injuries” following a collision on a footpath near John Summers High School on Thursday night, shortly before 11pm.
Firefighters were called to the scene after the quad bike had gone up in flames.
Police, who had taped off both entrances to the path following the incident, said they are “urgently appealing” for anyone with information to come forward.
The teenager was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital following the collision before being transferred to the Liverpool-based children's hospital.
One nearby resident, who did not want to be named, said: “I heard shouting and screaming.
"I couldn't make out what was been said but I looked out of the window and there were police and an ambulance that had turned up and it went off minutes later with its lights flashing.”
A police spokesman, said: “We received a call at 10.56pm from the Welsh Ambulance Service reporting a collision involving a quad bike.
“As a result of the collision a 15-year-old male, local to the area, had suffered serious life threatening injuries.”
Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting the reference number P139199.
Alternatively anyone can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.