West Midlands Police have launched an appeal for information after a teenage biker died following a collision in Quinton last night (Sunday 9th September).
The 18 year old motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his bike hit a tree in Wolverhampton Road around 11.45pm.
An ambulance attended the scene within 3 minutes of the first 999 call, with further support from a second ambulance, a paramedic officer, a critical care paramedic and the MERIT trauma doctor arriving shortly afterwards.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival ambulance staff found an 18-year-old was whose motorbike had hit a tree.
“Ambulance staff carried out life support and advanced trauma care at the scene before taking the man to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
However, despite the best efforts of ambulance service and hospital staff, the young man –who has not yet been officially named – sadly died early this morning (Monday 10th September).
Investigating officers from West Midlands Police are appealing for information to help them piece together the circumstances of the accident.
PC Mark Crozier, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A teenager has tragically lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at this terribly traumatic time.
“We want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information to help us establish the circumstances around this collision.
“I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of a white van which was travelling on Wolverhampton Road at the time and may hold vital information.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat on www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time, quoting log number 2845 of 09/09/18. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the young man. RIP