Two-year-old boy seriously injured in quad bike crash

Emergency service at the scene. Photo: Rob Horton/North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A two-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a quad nike overturned near the Tan Hill Inn.

The incident happened at about 4pm on Saturday when a quad bike being driven by a 34-year-old man, carrying a two-year-old boy on the vehicle, rolled over causing the two of them to become trapped underneath the vehicle.

It is understood the man was the boy’s father.

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Great North Air Ambulance attended and took the man and boy to the RVI in Newcastle.

The driver of the bike did not sustain any serious injuries.

The boy remains in hospital with serious leg injuries.

Police have notified the Health and Safety Executive.

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team volunteers were called to the scene.

A spokesman for the air ambulance praised the volunteers saying they made the work of the medics much easier.

Firefighters and police also attended the incident.