A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a serious road crash involving a quad bike in Wishaw. 

It comes as we reported on Thursday, May 6 that the biker fled the scene after he injured his passenger in the crash. 

The 31-year-old man is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court at a later date.

The crash took place at around 6.45am on Thursday, May 6 on the roundabout at Kenilworth Avenue in the centre of the town, near the junction with Lammermoor Terrace. 

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A 36-year-old man, the passenger, sustained serious head injuries and is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Glasgow where he remains in a serious but stable condition. 

Sergeant Scott Sutherland, of the road policing unit, said: "I would like to thank everyone who assisted us in our investigation into this incident."