Motorbiker held over teenager's death

By Ted JeoryA MOTORCYCLIST has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous after a 14-year-old boy was killed outside a school.More than 200 students at Great Baddow High School watched in horror as one of their classmates was involved in a fatal collision with a motorbike outside the school gates yesterday.

By Ted Jeory

A MOTORCYCLIST has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a 14-year-old boy was killed outside a school.

More than 200 students at Great Baddow High School watched in horror as one of their classmates was involved in a fatal collision with a motorbike outside the school gates yesterday.

The children were leaving the Dorset Avenue school at about 3.30pm when the accident happened.

Two ambulances, a paramedic rapid response vehicle and the air ambulance were called to the crash scene.

The youngster - who has not been named, but who comes from Chelmsford - suffered serious head injuries and a cardiac arrest.

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He was airlifted to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, where a trauma team was waiting on standby, but the teenager did not survive.

Essex Ambulance Service senior operations manager, Adrian Maasz, said: “This was a very difficult job for all the crews.

“Seeing a youngster hurt like this is always traumatic - and especially so for the hundreds of other children who probably saw what happened.

“All crews, including the control room staff who took the calls, will be offered critical incident debriefing.”

A spokesman for Essex Police said last night: “A man is in custody after officers arrested him on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.”

ted.jeory@eadt.co.uk

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