Teenage cyclist seriously hurt in crash

A 13-year-old cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with a van.

Thursday, 21st June 2018, 11:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 12:08 pm
Ferry Top Lane. Photo: Google

The boy was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after the accident in Pontefract yesterday. He remains in hospital.

The teenager had been among a group of cyclists travelling down Ferry Top Lane, Ryhill, at about 6pm when they approached a bend in the road.

A Ford Transit van was travelling in the opposite direction and there was a collision between the van and the boy, who had been at the back of the group of cyclists.

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Enquiries are ongoing and the police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting log number *1472 of June 20.