Edinburgh motorbike crash kills 14-year-old rider after collision with car

Teenager dies of his injuries, while his passenger remains in hospital

Harriet Sinclair
Saturday 11 June 2016 20:37 BST
The 14-year-old boy was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries
The 14-year-old boy was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries (Getty)

A 14-year-old boy has been killed after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car on Silverknowles Road in Edinburgh.

The teenager was rushed to Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital after the 10 June crash, which happened at around 4pm, but died of his injuries on the morning of 11 June.

His passenger, also a 14-year-old boy, was likewise taken to hospital with serious injuries from the crash although his current condition is unknown.

Sergeant Brian Smith of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit said: “This collision has resulted in death of a teenage boy and our condolences are with his family at this sad time.

“Our inquiries continue in order to establish the full circumstance surrounding this, and anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to get in touch.

“We’re particularly eager to trace the driver of a white Mercedes limousine-style car which was travelling north on Silverknowes Road at the time, as we believe they may be able to assist with our investigation.”

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision, which involved a white Vertigo motorcycle and a black Toyota Aygo, both of which were travelling northbound.

Following the crash, the road was closed for several hours while ambulance and police crews worked at the scene, and was reopened at around 9.45pm on Friday evening.

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