POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a serious road traffic collision in Stacksteads yesterday.
The collision occurred in Newchurch Road around 8-15 a.m. when a silver Yamaha motorcyclist, travelling towards Waterfoot collided with a Land Rover Freelander.
The motorbike had been overtaking a stationary bus near the junction of Baldwin Street when it has collided with a Land Rover Freelander that has emerged from Baldwin Street.
The rider, a 17-year-old boy from Bacup, has been thrown from his bike during the collision and suffered concussion and a gash to his right leg.
He was taken to Rochdale Infirmary and kept in overnight.
Sgt Tracey Ward from the Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to anyone that witnessed this incident to come forward and speak with police on 08451 25 35 45.”