Teenager, 18, on ‘stolen’ scrambler bike dies while friend on back suffers serious injuries after ‘racing along street with no lights’ and crashing into family car with two children inside
- James Malins was named locally as the dead teenager in last night’s collision
- Another 18-year-old remains in serious condition after the crash in Liverpool
- Witnesses said they were travelling down Booker Avenue with no lights on
- Police suspect the scrambler motorcycle Mr Malins was on had been stolen
An 18-year-old who crashed last night racing a ‘stolen’ motorcyle has died while his friend who was on the back remains in a serious condition.
James Malins was named locally as the dead rider after the collision with a Volkswagen Tiguan at around 8.40pm on Monday in West Allerton, Liverpool.
Another rider, also 18, was seriously injured when they ploughed into the family car with two children, aged nine and 11, on board. The children are not said to have been injured.
Merseyside Police suspect the motorcycle was stolen and was riding in tandem with another bike down Booker Avenue and that neither had their lights on. The second bike initially stopped and then made off towards Mather Avenue.
James Malins was named locally as the dead rider after the collision with a Volkswagen Tiguan at around 8.40pm on Monday in West Allerton, Liverpool
Police officers at the scene of the crash last night
Next of kin have been informed.
On Tuesday, youths gathered at the scene to pay their respects to Mr Malins, nicknamed ‘fish,’ with flowers laid at the roadside.
Video showed one, dressed in all black, performing a wheelie before the crowd.
One said on social media: ‘Never forgot u brudda never had bad bone in ur body love u forever lad.’
Another wrote: ‘Rest in peace brudda, one of the realist cant get me head round it that ur gone man memories will always be here rkid.’
Police said house-to-house enquiries are being carried out and CCTV opportunities are being explored.
On Tuesday, youths gathered at the scene to pay their respects to Mr Malins, nicknamed ‘fish,’ with flowers laid at the roadside
Police officers at the scene of the crash on Monday night
Part of Booker Avenue was closed while forensic examinations were carried out at the scene.
Chief Inspector Kevin Chatterton, said: ‘Our enquiries into this incident are at an early stage and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the two scrambler bikes prior to the collision at around 8.40pm.’
Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or captured relevant dash-cam footage to contact them.Source: Read Full Article