Norwich schoolboy recovering from injuries after crash in city road

A young boy is recovering in hospital following yesterday's morning rush-hour crash in Norwich.

The 11-year-old boy, named locally as Kyle, was taken by ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after being struck by a car in Hall Road at about 8.10am on Wednesday.

The year seven Hewett School pupil suffered facial and head injuries and a broken leg.

But this morning a family member said the schoolboy had a good night in hospital and was recovering.

Passers-by have spoken of their shock at seeing the child involved in the accident.

A Norwich mum-of-two, who lives nearby, was taking her son to school when she saw the injured boy.

The 38-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: 'It was horrific. I've got two children – it's just not worth thinking about, it's horrible.

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'It must've been awful for the kids who saw it happen. One little girl was so calm, she called the ambulance and she was just brilliant. All the children were brilliant and so were the teachers who came.'

The accident involved a black Chrysler car. It happened at the city end of Hall Road, near the junction with Mansfield Lane.

'That part of Hall Road is a death trap, it was only a matter of time that a child would get hurt,' said the woman.

'It's a horrible turning. There's only a small pedestrian island and it's a dangerous little crossing.'

Rob Anthony, senior associate headteacher, said: 'Everyone is upset that he has been injured and wishes him a speedy recovery.

'It's an unpleasant thing to happen to anyone on the way to school and highlights the need for young people to be careful around traffic and for traffic to be careful around young people.'

A Norwich City Council spokesman said there had been no reported issues or complaints about the junction.

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