Police investigating a crash between a suspected stolen motorbike and car have arrested two suspects for offenses including burglary.
Emergency services were called to the incident on Ringway Road near Halton Road in Runcorn at 1.30pm on Thursday.
A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said officers discovered a collision had occurred between a gray Citroen DS4 and a motorbike.
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When ECHO attended the scene, the motorcycle was marked as a Yamaha R125. The police spokeswoman said the 28-year-old runner, from Prescot, suffered what were believed to be serious injuries and was taken to Aintree University Hospital.
He has since been arrested for dangerous driving, driving without a license and burglary. The man remains in custody.
A 16-year-old Bootle boy riding as a passenger on the bike was taken to Whiston Hospital with minor injuries and later arrested for burglary also in connection with the motorcycle, before being released under investigation. A major emergency services response descended on the scene on Halton Road, which was closed in both directions at the junction with Halton Court and Ringway Road.
The freeway was filmed as traffic police officers investigated the scene. Police said the road remains closed.
A member of the public told ECHO that an air ambulance also landed. Investigations are ongoing and witnesses are invited to come forward.
The force spokeswoman said: ‘The driver of the motorcycle, a 28-year-old man from Prescot, Merseyside, was reportedly seriously injured following the collision and was subsequently taken to Aintree Hospital.
“He has since been arrested by police for a number of offenses relating to the incident, including dangerous driving, driving without a license and burglary.
“He is currently being held.” The motorbike passenger, a 16-year-old boy from Bootle, Merseyside, was taken to Whiston Hospital with minor injuries.
“He was also arrested for burglary of the motorbike, he has since been released under investigation pending enquiries.
“Investigations into the collision are ongoing and the road is currently closed following the incident.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or on 101, citing IML 1288822.”