Norfolk

Norwich motorcyclist who lost leg in crash makes appeal

Charlie Winter Image copyright Winter Family
Image caption Charlie Winter was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries and part of his leg was amputated

A teenager who lost part of his leg in "terrifying" road traffic accident is appealing for help to trace witnesses.

Charlie Winter, 18, of West Earlham, was riding a Yamaha motorcycle on Newmarket Road, Norwich, at 13:19 BST on 12 June when the accident happened.

He was involved in a collision with a red Alfa Romeo and part of his leg was amputated.

"The collision was a terrifying experience," he said. "Every part of my life has now changed."

Mr Winter was taken to the hospital with serious leg injuries and part of his leg was amputated.

He has now made a direct plea for the driver of a small white van which was travelling on Lime Tree Road at the time of the collision to come forward, along with a female doctor who assisted at the scene immediately after and held Mr Winter's hand.

He said: "The simplest things are so much harder than they used to be and my life is on hold at the moment whilst I adjust to losing part of my leg. I was supposed to take my driving test next week and now I can't even think about getting behind the wheel of a car."

Norfolk Police said the white van did not have any involvement in the crash and they have asked the driver and any other witnesses to contact them.

Investigators said the driver of the Alfa Romeo had stopped at the scene.

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