Teenager killed in moped crash

A TEENAGE scooter rider died yesterday after he was involved in a head-on collision with a car.The 17-year-old youth suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene of the accident in Harwich Road, Bradfield, between Manningtree and Harwich.

A TEENAGE scooter rider died yesterday after he was involved in a head-on collision with a car.

The 17-year-old youth suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene of the accident in Harwich Road, Bradfield, between Manningtree and Harwich.

The accident happened at about 9.15am. The young man was riding a black Aprilia moped when he was involved in a collision with a Hyundai Getz car traveling in the opposite direction.

Essex Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and paramedic manager to the crash but there was nothing paramedics could do to save the moped rider as his injuries were so severe.

Clinical operations manager at Essex Ambulance Service, John Nicholls, said: "When we arrived on scene it was clear that the rider had suffered massive injuries and unfortunately there was nothing we could do to save him.

"The driver of the car was an elderly woman who was extremely shaken by the incident. She was taken to Harwich Hospital for a check up.

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"A van driver who had stopped to offer assistance was also checked over as he was shaken, but he didn't require to go to hospital."

Police are expecting to name the young victim today . He is the 11th motorcycle or moped rider to die on the roads in Essex this year.

Both the victim and the driver of the car are local.

The road was closed for several hours while the emergency services dealt with the accident.

Traffic officers are appealing for any witnesses to the accident, which happened near the Strangers Arms pub, to contact Stanway road policing unit on 01206 762512.

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