Blackpool biker seriously injured in Whitegate Drive crash

A teenage biker has been seriously injured in a crash in Blackpool this morning (Thursday, June 10).

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 8:04 am

The man, aged 19, has been taken to hospital after his Honda CBF 125CC motorcycle was involved in a crash with a Renault Captur car close to the health centre in Whitegate Drive at around 10am.

Police closed a number of roads and asked people to avoid the area whilst paramedics worked at the scene.

The motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury, although is described as being in a stable condition.

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The crash happened near the health centre in Whitegate Drive, Blackpool at around 10am

The driver of the Renault was uninjured.

An ambulance spokesman said: "We received a 999 call reporting a road traffic collision between a car and a motorbike on Whitegate Drive at 10.05am this morning.

"We have taken the motorcyclist in a serious condition to hospital by ambulance.

"An air ambulance crew and response vehicle also attended the scene."

The scene outside Whitegate Drive Health Centre this morning (June 10)

The road remained closed for around four hours whilst police conducted investigation work at the scene.

Road closures were also put in place both ways along Woodland Grove, Cumberland Avenue and Westmorland Avenue.

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This collision has left a man in a serious condition in hospital and my thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this difficult time.

"We have now opened an investigation to establish the circumstances that led to this collision, and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with dashcam or CCTV footage which could assist our enquiries to get in contact with the police."

Anyone with information or footage is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 0377 of June 10, 2021.

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