Teenage biker airlifted after collision

A TEENAGE motorcyclist was taken to hospital after he was in collision with an HGV near Halstead, Essex. An ambulance was sent to the A131 at Penny Pot Corner just to the south of the town after calls to the Emergency Operations Centre at about 6pm yesterday, Monday March 6.

By Roddy Ashworth

A TEENAGE motorcyclist was taken to hospital after he was in collision with an HGV near Halstead.

An ambulance was sent to the A131 at Penny Pot Corner just to the south of the town after calls to the Emergency Operations Centre at about 6pm yesterday, Monday March 6.

Emergency Medical Technician, Lisa Stanley, said: “The rider collided with the side of the HGV on the corner of the road.

“When we arrived on scene he was sitting some distance from the lorry but had no recollection of how he got there.

“We assessed his condition and found only minor injuries to a foot and one hand, however in circumstances like this we do not take chances and immobilised him using a neck collar and spinal board.

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“We took the 17-year-old, who comes from Bocking, to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford for further assessment and treatment.

“He has undoubtedly been very lucky to escape with such minor injuries.”

The road was completely blocked by the accident which led to considerable tailbacks in the area.

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