Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic incident in Alpraham which has left a teenager with serious injuries.
The incident happened at 1622 hours when a red Honda 125cc motorbike was being ridden along the A51 at Alpraham, and heading in the direction of Nantwich.
At a point near to the Travellers Rest Public House, the motorcyclist has fallen from his bike, suffering serious injuries as a result. No other vehicle is believed to be involved.
The motorcyclist, an 18 year old man from Alpraham, was airlifted from the scene and taken to North Staffordshire Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. His next of kin have been informed and are with him at hospital.
Following the incident, the A51 was closed at the scene, with a closure placed at the Red Fox Traffic Lights /A51 Bunbury Road. It remained closed for over 4 hours, re-opening at 20 55 hours. Traffic was diverted, and police would like to thank road users for their patience in the face of the diversions.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, and are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident itself, or who may have seen the motorcyclist prior to the incident occurring as he travelled along the A51 in the direction of Nantwich.
If you can assist, please contact Crewe Police on the police non emergency number, 101, quoting incident number 767 of 06/07/2013.