Teenager injured in off-road bike crash

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A TEENAGE boy is in hospital with serious head and leg injuries after he was thrown from an off-road bike travelling the wrong way along a Barnsley road.

The 15-year-old was a passenger on one of two bikes riding the wrong way along Main Road, Goldthorpe.

Police said the bike he was on was in collision with a red Citroen C2 at the junction of Lockwood Road at 10.35am on Sunday.

The rider of the bike, a 13-year-old boy, was taken to Barnsley District Hospital with cuts and bruises but was not detained. A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the bike – a black and gold MaxPro – was removed from the scene before officers arrived.

He said: “As the two bikes reached the junction with Lockwood Road, they turned right across the path of a red Citroen C2 that was travelling on Lockwood Road towards Doncaster Road.

“The second of the two bikes collided with the front of the Citroen, throwing the rider and passenger from the bike.

“The bike not involved in the collision left the scene and the bike involved was removed before police attended. The bike passenger, a 15-year-old local boy, sustained a broken leg and head injuries. He was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital and detained.

“The bike rider, a 13-year-old local boy, was also taken to Barnsley District General Hospital with minor cuts and bruises but was not detained. Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened before or after the collision.”

n Call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020, quoting incident number 412 of February 13.