Updated: Man dies and 14 year old left seriously injured after motorbike crash in Maypole

Ambulance at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A man has died and a young girl has been badly hurt after a crash involving a motorcycle.

It happened in Glenavon Road in Maypole shortly after 8.00pm last night.

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and the MERIT trauma, doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “At the scene, ambulance staff were told that the bike, which had two people on it, had crashed.

“Crews carried out advanced life support on the man who was riding the bike, but sadly, despite their best efforts it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The 14 year pillion passenger suffered potentially serious pelvic injuries.  She was sedated before being immobilised and had a pelvic binder put in place.  She was taken on blue lights to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the critical care paramedic from the MERIT vehicle travelling with the crew.”

Officers from West Midlands Police have now launched an investigation and are now appealing for witnesses.

PC Jason Stacey, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a built up residential area and we are appealing to local residents and passing motorists who saw what happened to contact us.

“Specialist officers are supporting the family at this time and investigations are continuing to establish the circumstances that led to the crash.”

Anyone with information is urged to call PC Jason Stacey on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.