Appeal launched as teen in 'serious condition' after quad bike crash 

A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital after the crash on the A711 near Dumfries on Saturday afternoon.

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An appeal for information has been launched after a schoolboy involved in a quad bike crash near Dumfries and Galloway remains in a “serious condition“.

Emergency services were called after the 15-year-old crashed a red coloured Honda quad bike on the A711, just north of Mutehill Village, on Saturday at around 1.25pm.

The boy was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment by air ambulance, where his condition has been described as “serious”.

The road was closed for six hours whilst road collision investigations were carried out.

Police have now launched an appeal for information and have called on anyone with any information into the incident to come forward.

Inspector Greg Dinnie said: “A teenager has sustained serious injuries and it is important that we establish how this crash occurred.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have been driving in this area prior to the crash and seen a red coloured quad bike to come forward.

“You may also have been in the area and have dash-cam footage that can help us, please check back and get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 1739 of Saturday, July 2, 2022.