Teenage biker receives head injuries in crash

Teenage biker receives head injuries in crash

Teenage biker receives head injuries in crash

First published in News

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was rushed to hospital on Sunday to be treated for head injuries after a crash in central Chelmsford.

At about 1.45pm the red mini moto motorbike being riden by the teenager collided with a black Skoda Superb on New London Road at the junction of Anchor Street.

Police had to close the section of road off until 5pm while investigations were carried out and to allow the air ambulance to take the rider to Queen's Hospital in Romford.

At first it was thought the boy's injuries were "life threatening", but an update since then has indicated they are no longer believed to be as bad although he remains in hospital.

An appeal for witnesses has been put out by investigating officers at Essex Police over the incident.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Rob Andrews at the Chelmsford road policing unit on 101.

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2:14pm Mon 20 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Why has the comments on this story being taken down from parts of the news site (Braintee and Witham and North Essex have removed the connection)? Is it because someone asked about the legality of the type of bike in question?
Why has the comments on this story being taken down from parts of the news site (Braintee and Witham and North Essex have removed the connection)? Is it because someone asked about the legality of the type of bike in question? The Stinker Returns
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10:44pm Mon 20 Jan 14

maria makiling says...

So glad he is now out of danger! I was in the restaurant across the road and was so concerned whether he will make it. Get well soon!
So glad he is now out of danger! I was in the restaurant across the road and was so concerned whether he will make it. Get well soon! maria makiling
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2:07pm Fri 24 Jan 14

BillericayAdam says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
Why has the comments on this story being taken down from parts of the news site (Braintee and Witham and North Essex have removed the connection)? Is it because someone asked about the legality of the type of bike in question?
That was me - my comment has since been deleted by a site admin (i assume).

A mini moto is not a road-legal vehicle. It doesn't have a number-plate, lights, indicators, a horn or many other necessary things. The rider would also have been uninsured and wouldn't have paid any vehicle tax.

I also questioned a previous story on this site (or perhaps The Echo) regarding a 16 year old riding a 'motorcycle' - which again, is against the law. This comment was also removed by someone.
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: Why has the comments on this story being taken down from parts of the news site (Braintee and Witham and North Essex have removed the connection)? Is it because someone asked about the legality of the type of bike in question?[/p][/quote]That was me - my comment has since been deleted by a site admin (i assume). A mini moto is not a road-legal vehicle. It doesn't have a number-plate, lights, indicators, a horn or many other necessary things. The rider would also have been uninsured and wouldn't have paid any vehicle tax. I also questioned a previous story on this site (or perhaps The Echo) regarding a 16 year old riding a 'motorcycle' - which again, is against the law. This comment was also removed by someone. BillericayAdam
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