Boy, 12, taken to hospital after bikes collide
A 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital yesterday after a collision between two motorcycles.
A police spokesman said the child was a passenger on one of two bikes involved in a crash on Front Street in Hamilton.
The spokesman added: “It is understood the boy was the pillion passenger on a motorcycle which was exiting the number two car park after traffic had stopped to allow them out.
“Reports are that as the bike on which the boy was travelling turned east on Front Street, it was struck by another bike overtaking a line of traffic, headed west on Front Street.”
He said the child was “unresponsive” for a short period after the crash and was treated by EMTs at the scene and later taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
The spokesman added: “His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Neither rider was hurt.”
The incident happened near the junction with Burnaby Street just after 1pm.
Traffic was disrupted as police examined the scene. Witnesses should call 211 or the main police number at 295-0011.
* This story has been updated to change the age of the child after being given updated information from the police.
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