Appeal for witnesses after child cyclist is taken to hospital with multiple injuries following Norwich lorry crash


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Witnesses are sought after an 11-year old girl was taken to hospital with injuries following a collision with a lorry in Norwich.

The girl, who is a year-7 pupil at the Open Academy, Norwich, is being treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after colliding with an HGV.

She was riding a bicycle at the time of the collision, Norfolk Police said.

It happened just before 8.45am yesterday morning on Salhouse Road at the junction with Heartsease Lane, close to the Open Academy.

The girl suffered head, arm, and leg injuries.

East of England Ambulance sent an ambulance, rapid response vehicle, and an ambulance officer, while the East Anglian Air Ambulance also attended.

A spokesman for the Open Academy said the academy chaplain is in contact with the parents of the pupil.

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'The leadership team and the chaplain at the academy have spent the morning supporting and reassuring both students and staff, while working with the police who have been on site interviewing witnesses to the accident,' the spokesman said.

'Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student and immediate family, as well as those who have been affected during this difficult time.'

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision should contact PC Paul Williams at Wymondham Roads Policing Unit on 101.

The road has now reopened again.

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