Boy, 10, fights for life after bike horror

A BOY is fighting for his life in hospital after being knocked off his bike in a collision with a car.

The ten-year-old was hurt as he cycled in Goring Road, Ipswich, with two friends at around 5.35pm yesterday. He was involved in an accident with a silver Vauxhall Vectra.

The boy was taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious head injuries and later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

Police and ambulance crews attended and Goring Road was closed to traffic while the boy was treated.

Investigating officer John Hawkes said three youngsters were out on their bikes when one of them was involved in the accident.

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“By the time paramedics arrived he had been unconscious for quite some time.

“He had suffered quite serious head injuries and was taken to Ipswich Hospital by ambulance.”

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A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service confirmed: “We attended a collision involving a ten-year-old male. He was not alert and had head injuries.”

Several Goring Road residents came out of their homes to see what had happened. One, who witnessed the aftermath of the incident, said: “I came home and saw an ambulance in the middle of the road.

“There was a small boy lying in the road and a car stopped close by. The boy didn’t appear to be moving and he looked in a bad way.”

A Suffolk police spokesman said that no arrests had been made in connection to the incident.

- If you know the boy or want to send messages of support to him and his family leave your comments below or call Star newsdesk on 01473 324788.

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