Teenager fighting for his life after falling from off-road bike, travelling across carriageway and colliding with tree

A teenager is fighting for his life in hospital following a serious off-road bike collision in Wigan.

Police were called to a crash on Warrington Road in Ince at around 4.40pm on Sunday, August 30.

The accident happened near to the junction with Dale Street.

An 18-year-old man suffered serious injuries after falling off of an orange KTM 200 EXC off-road bike before travelling across the carriageway and colliding with a tree.

Emergency services attended and he was taken to hospital with a serious head injury where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, a spokesman for GMP said.

Police Constable Karl Horner, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a tragic accident which has sadly left a man fighting for his life, and we are keen to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision.

“This collision happened on a busy stretch of road in broad daylight, so I am confident that there are a number of witnesses who may have valuable information or dash cam footage.

“If you were in the area at this time and have any information that could assist police with their enquiries please do not hesitate to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact police 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2167 of 30/08/2020.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.