Teenage motorbike rider dies after hitting lamppost

Cameron Chadwick
Cameron Chadwick

A school principal has paid tribute to a teenage motorcyclist who died after colliding with a lamppost in Wigan.

Cameron Chadwick was killed after the bike he was riding crashed at 3.35pm on Tuesday on Helvellyn Road, Norley Hall.

Cameron Chadwick was a pupil at Abraham Guest High

Cameron Chadwick was a pupil at Abraham Guest High

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Wigan Infirmary by ambulance for treatment.

Medics battled to save the Abraham Guest High pupil’s life but he died at hospital.

The police and ambulance service were not able to confirm his age but Wigan Today understands Cameron was 15.

It is understood that no other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Cameron Chadwick was a very lovely, lively and popular young boy who had a very bright future ahead of him

Paul Bousfield

Paul Bousfield, principal at Abraham Guest Academy, said: “Cameron Chadwick was a very lovely, lively and popular young boy who had a very bright future ahead of him.

“Unfortunately a terrible accident has stolen him of that future and a family of their son.

“On behalf of Abraham Guest Academy I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Cameron’s family as they mourn their loss. Cameron will be sorely missed by staff and pupils.

“We will support pupils through this terrible time.”

Flowers at the scene of the accident

Flowers at the scene of the accident

Sergeant Paul Higgins of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “These are tragic circumstances where a 15-year-old boy has lost his life.

“A family are grieving the loss of their son and specially trained officers continue to offer their support to them.

“They are completely and utterly devastated and want to know exactly what happened.

“We want to give them the answers they deserve and we are appealing for anyone with any information about this collision to please call us.

“I’m also appealing to anyone who saw the bike beforehand, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident number 1340 of 07/02/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.