/Rest easy bro: tributes to scrambler biker killed in crash

Rest easy bro: tributes to scrambler biker killed in crash

Flowers have been left at the scene where a teenager riding an allegedly stolen scrambler bike was killed in a crash.

The 18-year-old man was riding the motorbike with another 18-year-old male when it collided with a Volkswagen Tiguan car at 8.40pm on Monday on Booker Avenue, Allerton, close to West Allerton train station.

The man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but despite the efforts of medical staff he was later pronounced dead.

This morning mourners left flowers at the scene, with the message “Rest easy Bro!”.

Tributes on social media included: “Never forgot u brudda never had bad bone in ur body love u forever lad.”

Motorbike accident on Booker Avenue in Allerton.
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

Another said: “Rest in peace brudda, one of the realist cant get me head round it that ur gone man memories will always be here rkid.”

Merseyside Police said the suspected stolen motorcycle is believed to have been travelling in tandem along Booker Avenue with another scrambler, neither of which had their lights on, when the crash occurred.

The second rider of the motorbike suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.

The Tiguan car had two children, aged nine and 11, on board although they are not understood to have suffered serious injuries.

A police spokeswoman said: “Witnesses have reported that neither of the bikes had any lights on. The second bike stopped initially and then made off towards Mather Avenue.”

House-to-house enquiries are being carried out and CCTV opportunities are also being explored.

Motorbike accident on Booker Avenue in Allerton.
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

Chief Inspector Kevin Chatterton, said: “Our enquiries into this incident are at an early stage and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw the two scrambler bikes prior to the collision at around 8.40pm.”

Anyone with information in relation to this incident can direct message @MerpolCC, or call 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 860 of 23 December.

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