Two injured after Stourbridge motorcycle crash
Two people were taken to hospital after a serious motorbike crash in Stourbridge.
A police patrol came across a group of bikers which left the scene moments before the collision.
An independent investigation will look into the circumstances surrounding the crash, which happened on Sunday evening.
The rider suffered multiple "potentially serious" injuries after he hit a traffic island past Ham Lane, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
The 21-year-old man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The 18-year-old passenger was treated at the scene for non life-threatening injuries after 9pm.
She was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.
An ambulance spokesman said: "The rider is a man in his 20s who suffered potentially serious multiple injuries.
"The pillion passenger was a teenager and she suffered multiple non life-threatening injuries."
West Mercia Police was dealing with a nearby incident at the time, involving speeding cars on the A456.
The officers' presence made a group of bikers flee before the crash, a force spokesman said.
It has now been referred to the IOPC as normal procedure.
Anyone with dash cam footage is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111. Quoting log number 2782 of 14/07.
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