A TEENAGE cyclist is in hospital following a serious rush hour collision.
Witnesses have spoken of the ‘horrifying’ scene following the incident in which the youngster sustained head, face, leg and shoulder injuries.
The collision happened on the A5119 Sychdyn-Mold road just before 8.30am yesterday.
The male teenager was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital where he remains.
His injuries, although serious, are not believed to be life-threatening.
Graham Blythin, a schoolteacher who lives in Mold, was driving behind the vehicle involved in the incident and administered first aid to the boy.
He said: “When I got to the boy he was writhing around in tremendous pain and his right leg looked badly broken. It was scary to see how badly injured he was.”
The boy is believed to have been cycling with two friends.
“One of his friends took his jumper off and we put it under his head to try and give him some comfort while I tried to keep him still,” Mr Blythin added.
“A registered nurse was in one of the cars queing up and I let her take over.”
Mr Blythin’s wife Nicola, a headteacher at St Asaph Infants School where the couple both work, called an ambulance.
She said: “It was horrible, awful. The boy was lying half on the pavement and half on the road.
“His friends were shaking too much to call the ambulance so I did it for them.”
North Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service both attended the scene of the incident which caused delays to road users travelling in both directions.
A police spokesman said: “Inquiries are under way following a serious collision involving a cyclist and a car near Mold on Tuesday morning.
“The teenage cyclist sustained a head, leg and shoulder injury and was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital where he remains.”
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 8.29am to reports of a collision near County Hall in Mold involving a cyclist.
“We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene and a teenage boy with leg and facial injuries was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”
Police investigating the collision are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity or witnessed the incident to contact PC 1093 Coole at Mold Police station on 101.