Serious head injuries after bike crash


A teenager is in hospital with serious head injuries after crashing his BMX bike into the side of a truck.

Police and ambulance officers were called to Tamworth Pl, Gate Pa about 12.30pm today.

Constable Ian Sadler said the teenager had been riding at speed down Tamworth Pl when he crashed into the side of a truck travelling along Tom Muir Drive.

He was not wearing a helmet and was semi-concious when emergency services arrived, Mr Sadler said.

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