A MAN was left with a serious leg injury after his moped smashed into a tree in Dudley.

The collision happened at around 8.40pm yesterday (Monday February 24), the moped had suffered significant damage during the collision.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT Trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The rider was about ten meters away from the bike when crews arrived and was disorientated.

“The man, in his 20s, had suffered a deep gash to his right thigh. After being assessed by the doctor at the scene and having his wound dressed, he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“The rider was not wearing leathers, which might have made a difference to level of injury to his leg.”