Update: Seven-year-old boy in serious but stable condition after scooter crash in Hemsby

An air ambulance at the scene of the crash in Hemsby. Photo: Kerri Larner An air ambulance at the scene of the crash in Hemsby. Photo: Kerri Larner

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
3:47 PM

A seven-year-old boy is in a serious but stable condition after a collision involving a van in Hemsby.

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Summerfield Road in Hemsby, where a seven year boy suffered serious head injuries.Summerfield Road in Hemsby, where a seven year boy suffered serious head injuries.

The youngster suffered serious head injuries following the incident in Summerfield Road and was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, where he remains.

Police were called to reports of the collision at 6.07pm yesterday between a white Vauxhall Combo and the boy who was on a child’s scooter.

No-one else was injured.

The accident happened in a quiet residential road, and neighbours in the crescent spoke of their shock at what had happened.

The van was removed on the back of a truck at 9.45pm.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance Service said Anglia One attended a life-saving mission in Hemsby, arriving at 6.30pm.

A spokesman said a young boy had been hit by a van and suffered serious injuries, and their medics treated him at the scene before airlifting him to the major trauma centre at Addenbrooke’s.

Police said enquires are on going to establish the exact circumstances into the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw a child on a scooter in the area earlier in the day should contact Sgt Matt Price at Acle Roads Policing on 101.

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