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Teenagers injured in Cradley Heath motorbike crash

By Harry Leather | Cradley | Transport | Published:

Two teenagers were injured when the motorbike they were riding crashed with a car in the Black Country last night.

The crash happened near Tesco Extra on Fox Oak Street. Photo: Google Street View

Both of the injured males were taken to hospital after the collision, which happened on Fox Oak Street in Cradley Heath at around 9.20pm.

The pillion passenger, who is feared to be seriously injured, was rushed to Birmingham Children's Hospital while the rider was taken to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

Two ambulances were sent to the scene at the junction with Newtown Lane, near Tesco Extra.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a collision between a car and a motorbike on Foxoak Street, Cradley Heath, at 9.24pm last night.

"Two ambulances, a senior paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene. An off duty paramedic was also at the scene.

"On arrival crews discovered patients – both from the motorbike.

"We treated a teenage male, the rider, for leg and arm injuries – he was taken to Russells Hall Hospital for further treatment.

"The pillion passenger, also a teenage male, was treated for a head injury and a reduced level of consciousness and taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital."

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Journalist - @hleather_star

Digital journalist covering breaking news across the region from the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton.

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