A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital after coming off a quad bike in Sabden.

The 17-year-old man was riding the bike on land Cockshotts Farm when he is believed to have hit a wall and ended up underneath it.

It was initially thought that the teenager had suffered serious head and arm injuries in the crash, which happened at 6.40pm on Saturday.

But it has since been confirmed by police that he suffered broken fingers. He has since been discharged from Royal Preston Hospital.

A police spokesman said the teenager was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police, the North West Air Ambulance and paramedics all attended the scene.

A neighbour said: "It was a one vehicle accident - a quad bike. For whatever reason he has clipped a wall and the rider had lost control.

"He's at another family member's house now. He was discharged after going to hospital. He's got an injury to his hand and some cuts and scrapes. It could have been a lot worse.

"They're a really nice family. They're farmers and they keep this area in a pristine condition. They're a very well known family in this village."

A police spokesman said: "We were called by the ambulance service at 6.40pm on May 29 to reports a 17-year-old male riding a quad bike had been involved in a single-vehicle collision with a wall at Cockshotts Farm in Sabden.

"He was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital where he received treatment for broken fingers."