Crash bike pillion rider, 16, fighting for his life
9:04am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
A TEENAGER is fighting for his life after being thrown off a motorbike.
The 16-year-old was riding pillion on the bike when it was involved in the crash at 12.15pm on Monday.
The red Honda bike being ridden along Leigh Road in Atherton, away from the town centre, when it was involved in a collision with a silver Citroen C3 car coming in the opposite direction at the junction with Hamilton Street. The boy suffered a serious head injury and he is in hospital in a critical condition.
The motorbike rider was also thrown from his machine and had a broken shoulder.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.
Sgt Danny Byrne, from the serious collision investigation unit, said: “This is an extremely serious collision which has left a teenager fighting for his life in hospital.
“We are urging anyone who has any information about the collision or saw either vehicle travelling on Leigh Road beforehand to get in contact with police.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4742 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.