A BIKER aged just THREE was rushed to hospital with head injuries after an Easter weekend smash.
Toddler Trimayne Lewis hit his head when he was thrown over the handlebars of the mini-motorcycle he was riding after colliding with a kerb in Bradley.
The youngster was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where he was being looked after in intensive care.
He was said to be improving yesterday.
His grandmother said: “Trimayne is getting better.
“He has left intensive care and is improving all the time. He is definitely on the road to recovery.”
Trimayne was yards from his home on Elder Road when the incident happened at about 5.40pm.
Suzanne Brown, who lives nearby, said her son Callum, eight, had seen it unfold.
She said: “Trimayne’s dad was giving some of the local kids a ride on one of those little mini-motorcycles which I think is his.
“He was keeping an eye on them all and was holding on to them while they rode about, just letting them play. The engine wasn’t on.
“Trimayne was out playing but his dad wasn’t letting him go near the bike.
“Then Christopher said the dad turned his back just for a split-second to turn to talk to a friend.
“Trimayne then jumped on the bike and somehow accelerated straight across the road and into a kerb, and flew up over the bike onto the pavement.
“He only biked a few feet.
“His mum came out of the house and called an ambulance straight away.”
She added: “We just hope and pray he is going to be ok. He is a smashing boy, very lively and always has a smile on his face.”
Insp Mohammed Rauf, of Huddersfield North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said the incident highlighted the potential danger of mini-motorbikes.
He said: “We are trying to get the message across that youngsters should not be using them and parents should not be buying them for children unless they have some private land where they can be used safely.”
Anyone with any information about Sunday’s incident should call police on 01484 436847.