Teen off-road biker’s injuries after collision

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident

An off-road biker in Houghton Regis suffered serious injuries to his head and spine following a collision with a car last week.

The motorcyclist, aged 19, was riding his bike on Windsor Drive when he was in collision with a mini shortly after 4pm on August 8.

He hit the windscreen of the car before landing on to the road unconscious.

As an ambulance rushed him to Luton & Dunstable Hospital, he became responsive and started breathing again.

A source told the Gazette: “He is doing okay. He had stitches and staples in his head and has a fractured spine.

“By Sunday morning he was awake and on Facebook. His friends visited in the afternoon.”

It is understood that after several days in hospital, the injured man has returned home to his family.

A Beds Police spokesman said: “We were called at 4.15pm on Saturday to reports of a collision between a car and an off-road motorcyclist.

“One person suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

“We would ask anyone who witnessed the incident to call us on 101.”

News of the accident comes just as Bedfordshire Police launch their Think! campaign to raise awareness of bike safety,

Inspector Mark Rogers, from the road policing unit, said: “Although motorcyclists are responsible for their own safety we can only reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries if other motorists play their part.

“Unfortunately motorcyclists remain extremely vulnerable road users and it is vital that motorists remain alert and aware of who they are sharing the road with.”