Teen suffers ‘life-threatening’ injuries in electric bike crash

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital with ‘life-threatening’ injuries after a crash involving an electric bicycle.

The incident happened in Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers, at around 10.10pm on Sunday, July 2.

Dorset Police said the bicycle had the appearance of an off-road motorbike, and have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

“It was reported that there were other motorcycles in the vicinity at the time of the collision,” a spokesperson said.

“Officers attended, along with the ambulance service, and the 19-year-old male rider of the electric bicycle was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.”

PC Calum Maton, of the traffic unit, said: “We are investigating the full circumstances of this incident and I would urge any witnesses to please make contact with us.

“We are aware there were several motorcycles in and around the Lytchett Matravers area at the time of the incident and I am particularly keen to hear from these individuals as I believe they may have important information that could assist my investigation.

“Finally, I would also urge anyone who was driving in the vicinity around the relevant time to please check any dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything of relevance that might assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, by email to, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230103002. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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