Motorcyclist fighting for life after collision in Benchill

A motorcyclist is fighting for his life following a collision in Benchill in which a young child was injured.

At about 3.50pm on Monday 15 June 2015, police were called to Brownley Road, at its junction with Chigwell Close, Benchill, following reports of a collision involving a car and a motorbike.

Officers attended and found a Nissan Qashqai and a Yamaha R1 had collided.

The driver of the car, a woman, suffered whiplash, cuts and bruises and her nine-year-old grandson also suffered injuries to his face and ribs. The child was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are described as serious but not life-threatening.

The motorcyclist suffered a serious head injury and also internal injuries and he remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.

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