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Police urge witnesses to come forward over scrambler bike crash near Dream
11:52am Friday 21st September 2012 in News
PRAYERS are being said for a teenager and a man who are both fighting for their lives after a horrific crash between two off road motorbikes on land near the Dream sculpture.
The 15-year-old boy and man, who is aged 28, were both in a critical condition in hospital, as the Star went to press, following the collision on Sunday, September 16.
Both were airlifted to Aintree Hospital by air ambulance from the land near Sutton Manor shortly after 3.35pm.
A third man, aged 19, was taken by ambulance to Whiston Hospital with serious injuries, however, his condition is not thought to be life threatening. The three victims are from the Clock Face area, police confirmed.
The M62 was closed in both directions on Sunday afternoon to allow emergency services to access the scene.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is continuing.
The land, privately owned and managed by the Forestry Commission is popular with scrambler riders.
Police chiefs have urged witnesses to come forward.
A spokeswoman said: “It is thought that there were a number of people at the scene at time of the the collision and the site is clearly visible from the M62.
“Police are keen to talk to anyone who may have seen the collision or the bikes in the area earlier.”
Anyone with information is asked to call traffic investigators on 0151 777 5444 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.