Teenage motorcyclist seriously injured after crash with car in Leeds

An 18-year-old motorcyclist has been seriously injured after a collision with a car in Headingley.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 7:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 8:00 am
The junction of Kirkstall Lane, Queenswood Drive and St Ann's Place was closed after the crash on Sunday (Photo: Google)

Police were called to the crash on Kirkstall Lane at 4.40pm on Sunday.

A Yamaha 125 motorcycle and Hyundai i20 car had collided leaving the 18-year-old man with serious injuries.

The road between the junction of Kirkstall Lane, Queenswood Drive and St Ann's Place was closed while the police waited for updates from the hospital.

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It was reopened at about 7.30pm after it was established the rider had a broken ankle and bruising and his injuries were not life threatening.

The driver of the Hyundai car stopped at the scene and was spoken to by officers.

The 18-year-old's mum, Shelley McGrath, thanked a woman at the scene for her help after the crash.

Shelley said: "The lovely lady who helped my son tonight after a bad accident in Headingley - you helped keep him calm and looked after him until the ambulance and police arrived.

"From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. He’s doing great, managed just a broken ankle it looked so much worse than it was."