Moped crash

A 19-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital after his moped collided with a car in Hindley.

He was conscious when paramedics and fire crews arrived on the scene on Wigan Road shotly after 8pm on Thursday. He had been propelled approximately 30ft down the road.

The car was pulling out of a side street when it came into contact with the moped, which fire crews say was overtaking other vehicles. His helmet was damaged but his only reported injuries were severe scrape marks down his back.

The man, who is from Worsley Mesnes, stayed overnight at Wigan Infirmary for observation while the female driver of the car was treated at the scene for shock.