Scottish teenager broke both legs after crashing into another thug on off-road motorcycle

A rogue teenager on an all-terrain motorcycle broke both legs after crashing into his boyfriend’s bike while driving dangerously.

Findlay Henderson was chased by cops who saw him accelerating and driving erratically on a motorcycle in Edinburgh.

Officers followed the 18-year-old as he repeatedly slipped through traffic alongside another motorcycle driven by a friend.

But the pair ended up in a crumpled heap on the road after colliding.

Henderson found himself in a wheelchair at Polmont Young Offender Institution for several weeks after being remanded in custody.

He appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court on Tuesday and admitted to driving dangerously on Milton Road West on November 14. Henderson also pleaded guilty to driving uninsured and failing to display the “L” plates as a provisional license holder.

Tax MP Drew Long said cops spotted motorcycles passing other vehicles in traffic heading for the Bingham area.

Henderson ended up at the Polmont Young Offenders Institute in a wheelchair.

Mr. Long said a motorist had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

The prosecutor said the motorcycles “went in and out of traffic” with their engines running.

The bikes then collided on the street and a number of vehicles took evasive action to avoid hitting them, he added.

The court heard Henderson complained to police arriving at the crash scene of leg pain and bleeding from a facial injury.

Henderson pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Henderson pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Henderson was taken by ambulance to the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary for treatment.

Defense officer Alistair Murphy said his client had already “suffered” for his actions.

Mr Murphy said Henderson broke two legs and “went to Polmont and spent his first few weeks there in a wheelchair”.

The attorney said Henderson also “lost a lot of skin from his face” in the crash.

Sheriff Norman McFadyen has postponed the sentence of Henderson, of the Ravelston area, until later this month for reports.

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