Teenager dies following motorbike collision, Barnsley

Officers are asking witnesses to come forward following a collision in Barnsley earlier today (Wednesday 2 August), in which a 16-year-old boy died.

A silver Yamaha FZ6 Fazer motorbike was traveling along the A635 Lane Head Road, Cawthorne, from Denby Dale towards Barugh Green at around 10.55am when, on passing Silkstone Lane, it collided with a kerb.

The bike mounted the pavement before stopping near to the junction with Church Street.

A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger on the bike died as a result of the collision. His family have been informed and are being supported by officers.

A 30-year-old man driving the bike remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Officers want to hear from you if you saw what happened or saw the bike prior to the collision.

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 337 of 2 August 2017.