Biddulph biker faces wait to walk after being trapped under van for 90 minutes
TEENAGER Rob Taylor faces a six-week wait before he can walk again after surviving a horror crash.
The 17-year-old was trapped under a van for 90 minutes after coming off his 50cc motorbike in a collision with a van.
The college student was airlifted to hospital before having major surgery on his crushed left leg.
He also suffered a broken collarbone, cuts and bruises in the crash near Macclesfield on February 5. Now Rob is recovering at his Biddulph home following the crash.
He said: "I'm recovering quite well but I still can't walk. The doctors have told me that I will have to wait another six to eight weeks before I walk again.
"I'm studying motor vehicle engineering at Macclesfield College and the accident will set me back another year.
"We're still waiting to hear whether my bike will have to be written off. I'll be gutted if it does because my mum and dad bought me the bike two months ago and it was brand new. "However, the accident isn't going to put me off getting back on a bike again"
Rob will have to have an operation on his collarbone in May.
Mum Debbie Windle, of Highfields Road West, said: "Rob went off to college and I had no idea this had happened until two police officers turned up.
"They had obviously traced Rob's address and said we needed to get to the hospital as quickly as possible.
"It was a horrible moment. My husband Paul, Rob's stepdad, and I sat in silence all the way up to the hospital. I couldn't think of anything except what could be happening to Rob. He has been incredibly brave.
"He came home and we had his 17th birthday at home. We were just so relieved Rob was alive."
Cheshire Police are still investigating the crash and are appealing for witnesses.
A police spokesman said: "At 8.31am on Tuesday, February 5 emergency services were called to a collision in Star Lane, Macclesfield, involving a white panel van and a motorcyclist.
"The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and he was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital.
"The investigation is continuing into whether there will be a prosecution for driving without due care and attention in relation to the driver of the van."
Witnesses should call police on 101.