Teenage biker seriously hurt in Wrexham crash


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A TEENAGE boy sustained serious injuries in a road accident in Wrexham.

North Wales Police said the teenager was riding a motorcycle which was in collision with a car.

Officers have issued an appeal for witnesses.

A man and a woman were also injured in the incident, which took place on Sunday night in Acton and there were two emergency crews at the scene.

The casualties were taken to the Maelor Hospital by ambulance.

A spokesman for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said the teenager had since been transferred to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “Officers were alerted to the collision involving a motorcyclee and a Toyota Yaris at 8.03pm which happened on the junction of Elm Grove and Oak Drive.

“The ambulance service was informed and the rider of the motorcyclee, a teenage boy, was taken to the Maelor Hospital having sustained serious but not life threatening injuries.”

The road was closed for more than three hours.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “Two emergency ambulances responded.

“A teenage boy was taken to the Maelor Hospital with serious injuries.

“A man and a woman were also taken to the Maelor. Their injuries were not believed to be serious."

A resident of Oak Drive, who asked not to be named, said she heard the accident take place when she was at home.

“It was a loud noise,” she said.

“After I heard it I went outside to see what was happening and saw there had been an accident involving a motorcycle and a car.

“I phoned for an ambulance. It was distressing for everyone involved. There were lots of people around.

“The police and ambulance arrived pretty quickly. The road was closed off.”

Cllr Geoff Lowe, who represents Acton ward on Wrexham Council, said: “My thoughts are with everyone involved in the accident. I will speak to police about any issues regarding traffic matters.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has information should contact the roads policing unit based in Deeside on 101 quoting reference number R073870.

Alternatively, they can phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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