Boy, 8, critical after road crash

AN EIGHT-year-old boy was fighting for his life in hospital last night after he was involved in a collision with a car in a Suffolk village.

Dave Gooderham

AN EIGHT-year-old boy was fighting for his life in hospital last night after he was involved in a collision with a car in a Suffolk village.

The youngsters suffered a fractured skull and put on a life support machine at Addenbrooke's Hospital following the horrific collision on Saturday afternoon.

The boy was believed to have been travelling on a bike when it was in collision with a Mercedes saloon car at Magnolia Close, Red Lodge.


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Paramedics rushed the boy to the hospital - renowned for its treatment of brain injuries - where he was placed in a high dependency unit.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said officers from its serious collision investigation team were called to the scene and immediately launched an inquiry.

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The spokesman said: “We can confirm we were called to Magnolia Close, Red Lodge, at about 2.45pm following a collision between an eight-year-old boy and a car.

“The boy suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital. He last night remained in a serious condition.”

It is thought the boy, who has not been named, underwent a CAT scan in hospital and then put in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for monitoring.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist suffered an open fracture to his left ankle after his machine was in a collision with a Ford KA in a separate accident on Saturday.

The rider also suffered back injuries in the accident which took place at Tentree Road , Acton, near Sudbury, at about 4pm.

Anyone with information about either of the accidents should contact Suffolk police on 01284 774100.

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