Boy, 16, dies and 18-year-old is fighting for his life after motorbike ‘crashed into garden wall’ in Yorkshire
- Cleveland Police were called to Cotswold Drive, Redcar shortly before midnight
- The second man suffered serious head injuries and is receiving treatment
- Police remained at the scene near Malvern Avenue throughout Wednesday
A boy has died and a second teenager is fighting for his life after a fatal motorcycle accident in Yorkshire.
Cleveland Police were called to reports of two men on motorbikes who appeared to have hit a garden wall on Cotswold Drive, Redcar, shortly before midnight on Tuesday.
A 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The second man, 18, suffered serious head injuries and is being treated at James Cook University Hospital where he is in critical condition.
Police remained at the scene of the crash near Malvern Avenue throughout Wednesday and floral tributes were laid in the street. The boy has not yet been named.
Neighbors say they heard a ‘massive bang’ and saw blue flashes of 999 crew light up their street after the late-night collision.
Several emergency service crews attended the scene of the incident, including Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS).
Cleveland Police were called to reports of two men on motorbikes who appeared to have hit a garden wall on Cotswold Drive (pictured), Redcar, shortly before midnight on Tuesday
Residents said the street was cordoned off until around 6 a.m. Wednesday and they were all ordered to stay inside their homes.
Police were also seen going door to door throughout Wednesday morning.
Tire tracks were visible on the streets while a wall outside a house also appeared to have suffered damage.
A neighbor said: ‘My partner and I heard a huge bang around 11.30pm, we looked outside to see loads of flashing blue lights – it looked like all hell had broken loose in the street but we didn’t not seen the incident itself. ‘
A NEAS spokeswoman said: ‘We received a call at 1.53am this morning to report a traffic incident on Malvern Avenue, Redcar.
“We dispatched two ambulance teams and two specialist paramedics. A patient was then taken to James Cook University Hospital for further treatment.
A flurry of people laid flowers outside a home on Wednesday morning with more than a dozen floral tributes lining the path.
Another resident said he heard a “bang” and then numerous emergency service vehicles rushing to the scene, but again did not see the incident itself happening.
Three doors down, where the flowers were laid, a neighbor explained how he was woken up in the early hours by police officers.
He said: ‘I fell asleep from 10am on Tuesday night and was woken up by the police knocking on my door just after midnight.
“They told me to stay home while they took care of it, I couldn’t see anything but flashing blue lights and lots of commotion.”
The road across Cotswold Drive was open as usual on Wednesday morning.