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UPDATE: Police hunt for biker who rode off after crashing with a teenage motocross rider

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

A biker who left a 15-year-old motocross rider seriously injured after a crash on wasteland in Far Cotton in being hunted by police.

The boy suffered suspected chest and abdominal injuries after the incident at 2pm Sunday. A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “two off-road bikes collided on a piece of wasteland behind Main Road in Far Cotton, close to KFC.

“The rider of one of the bikes, a 15-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries in the collision and had to be airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for treatment.

“He had been riding a black and purple pit bike made by Stomp. The other rider was on a white, red and black trials bike and was wearing scrambling clothing.

“The rider of the white, red and black bike did not stop at the scene following the collision. Instead he put his bike onto the back of a white Transit tipper van and drove away.

“His van had distinctive wheels with blue inserts on them,” he added.

A spokesman for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance said: “A rapid response vehicle from East Midlands Ambulance Service was first on the scene and a call was also made to Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) to help the patient and transfer him to the nearest major paediatric trauma centre.

“WNAA received the call at 3.37pm and landed at the scene of the incident 13 minutes later.

“The patient was immobilised with a collar and placed on a scoop stretcher. He was given advanced pain relief, anti-sickness drugs and medication to help with blood clotting. The patient was then airlifted, along with his mother, to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

“The crew landed at the hospital at 4.40pm. The patient’s current condition is unknown,” he added.

Anyone with any information, or who witnessed the collision, is asked to call the Drivewatch hotline on 0800 174615.

 

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