A 16-YEAR-OLD moped rider has died after a crash in the Black Country.

Paramedics were at a nursing home in High Street, Princes End, in Tipton, at around 7.50pm last night (Monday) when they heard a crash and found a moped rider lying in the road outside.

The medics requested back up and two further ambulances, two paramedic officers and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

Sadly despite their best efforts, the teenaged rider was confirmed dead at the scene.

Police have now confirmed they are investigating the crash between the moped and a car.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "We’re investigating a fatal collision on Princes End High Street in Tipton, just before 8pm last night (Monday, October 12).

"A 16-year-old motorcyclist sadly died at the scene following a collision with a car. His family are now being supported by specialist officers.

"The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is helping police with enquiries."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The first ambulance crew commenced resuscitation efforts on the male, who was in a critical condition, while ambulance colleagues responded to the scene.

“Once on scene, the team of ambulance staff and MERIT worked together to administer advanced life support to the patient.

"Sadly, despite their very best efforts, nothing could be done to save the moped rider and he was confirmed deceased a short time later.”

The scene is pictured above. Pic: SnapperSK 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via Live Chat at  west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log 4435 of 12 October.