South East Wales

Rhys Rubery, 16, dies after motorbike crash in Bridgend

Rhys Rubery Image copyright Andrew Davis

A 16-year-old boy has died after being hit by a motorcycle, South Wales Police have said.

The incident happened on the A48 near Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend, on Tuesday at 17:15 BST.

Rhys Rubery, from Pencoed, was taken to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales but died from his injuries.

His family said: "We are just completely and utterly broken and devastated. He was loved by so many people."

In a statement, they said: "Following the incident yesterday afternoon Rhys never regained consciousness.

"He passed with his family beside him during the night. He achieved so much in such a short time on this planet that we were and will always be proud of him."

The motorcyclist riding the black Suzuki bike was also taken to hospital after suffering concussion.

The road was closed in both directions for five-and-a-half hours after the crash.

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