Teen dies in bike crash

Ryan Smith of Golborne who was killed after a three way motorcycle accident at Martland Mill.
Ryan Smith of Golborne who was killed after a three way motorcycle accident at Martland Mill.

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Wigan teen who has been killed in a motorcycle collision.

Ryan Smith died following the crash on Martland Mill on Sunday night.

The 18-year-old was one of three riders who were thrown from their bikes and sustained serious injuries.

The collision happened at around 11.25pm on Sunday at the junction of Fourmarts Road and Hillridge Road.

A yellow Honda motorbike collided with a black Yamaha, which then collided with a third motorbike, a grey Yamaha, that was parked at the side of the road.

Mr Smith, of Golborne, sadly later died from his injuries.

A 19-year-old woman remains in a critical condition in hospital with multiple injuries while 17-year-old boy who suffered leg and neck injuries has since been discharged from hospital.

Sergeant Danny Byrne from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding this collision, and I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed it or has any information to contact my officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit directly on 0161 856 4742.”

MORE ON THIS STORY, INCLUDING A TRIBUTE FROM MR SMITH’S FAMILY, IN TOMORROW’S WIGAN EVENING POST (WEDNESDAY)