A teenager suffered a severe leg injury after coming off his bike in Dewsbury town centre.

Police and ambulance crews were called to School Street, at the junction with Church Street, at 11.50am today.

The 18-year-old came off his bike and fell awkwardly. It is believed he suffered two open fractures to his leg.

The teenager, believed to attend a nearby training agency, was in agony and an emergency doctor was sent to the scene to administer pain relief.

Due to the severity of the injury the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was alerted. The helicopter landed in a car park in nearby Union Street but was not needed.

The teenager, who was removed on a spinal board, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, by road ambulance.

The accident scene where an 18-year-old man came off his bike in Dewsbury town centre. The ambulance is at the bottom of School Street, at the junction with Church Street.
 

Mark Rourke, who runs Guns & Roses, a shooting and fishing supplies shop in Westgate, praised the emergency services.

“The ambulance and responder car were there very quickly followed by the air ambulance,” he said.

“The lad was in a pretty bad way with his leg badly twisted. It looked quite nasty by all accounts.”

Church Street, a one-way road on approach to Dewsbury Bus Station, remained open and passing drivers slowed down to see what was happening.

“We were surprised they didn’t close the road,” said Mr Rourke. “But if they had it would have totally snarled up the town.”

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said no other vehicle was involved.

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