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Bike was a tragedy waiting to happen
A QUAD bike being ridden by a man without a driving licence with a four-year-old boy in the front seat was seized by police, who described it as a “tragedy waiting to happen”.
Officers stopped the 20- year-old man in Archer Close, Malvern, and discovered that he had no driving licence and the quad was uninsured, unregistered and had no MOT.
it follows the tragic death of popular teenager Josh Reid after an accident on a quad bike in July.
Police seized the vehicle and the driver has been reported for the offences, as well as dangerous carriage of passengers.
Following the seizure, the officers from the West Mercia force operations team tweeted the incident was a “tragedy waiting to happen”.
And West Mercia Police has now pledged to remove any other illegally driven vehicles from the street.
“We are committed to making our roads safer and will seize vehicles which are driven without insurance or a driving licence,” a spokesman said.
Josh Reid, aged 18, was killed when he lost control of a quad bike he was riding along Graham Road, in Great Malvern.
More than 200 people attended a candlelit tribute at Victoria Park and an inquest returned a verdict of accidental death last month.
No charges have been made in connection with the incident in Archer Close.
The police spokesman said: “The evidence is being reviewed by the force before any action is taken.”
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