A 12-year-old boy who suffered a serious head injury in a motorcycle crash in Moray remains in a critical condition.
Police yesterday said there had been no improvement in the boy’s condition as they launched an appeal for anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward.
The youngster was riding pillion on a grey BMW motorcycle with his father when it collided with a silver Volkswagen Tiguan, which was towing a caravan, on the outskirts of Forres.
The incident happened just before noon on Sunday, and the boy was rushed to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin immediately for treatment.
He was later airlifted to hospital in Edinburgh, where he is receiving more specialised care.
His 51-year-old father was not seriously injured.
Yesterday, a police spokeswoman said: “Officers investigating this accident would like to hear from any motorists who think they saw anything that could help with their inquiries.
“We understand that there has been no change in the boy’s condition – which is still serious and his injuries are still considered life-threatening.”
Forres councillor George Alexander said the town had been shaken by the upsetting incident.
He said: “This is a shocking event for a family, it’s a horrific thing for anyone to have to cope with.”
A stretch of the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road remained closed for seven hours after the crash, as police conducted site investigations.
The incident is believed to have taken place roughly 100 yards west of the roundabout leading to the Forres Enterprise Park.