School boy suffers head injury after falling off oFo bike in Norwich

Paramedics at the scene of the accident on Agricultural Hall Plain, pictured with the boy's friend's

Paramedics at the scene of the accident on Agricultural Hall Plain, pictured with the boy's friend's intact oFo. Picture: Jacob Massey - Credit: Archant

A school boy has suffered a head injury after falling off an oFo bike in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich.

Paramedics at the scene of the accident on Agricultural Hall Plain, pictured with the boy's friend's

Paramedics at the scene of the accident on Agricultural Hall Plain, pictured with the boy's friend's intact oFo. Picture: Jacob Massey - Credit: Archant

The accident occurred while the boy was riding along the pavement with a friend at around 11am on Tuesday.

There were no other vehicles involved, but the bike was severely damaged.

Matthew Thomas-Keeping, operations manager for oFo in Norwich, said: 'Our thoughts are with the rider involved in this accident and we hope his injuries are not serious.

'Because it's not a legal requirement in the UK to wear a helmet while cycling it's down to the rider's discretion as to whether they do so. We encourage safe cycling at all times.'

An ambulance service spokesman said: 'We were called to reports a person had fallen off a push bike in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, today [Tuesday] at 11am.

'A rapid response vehicle and ambulance attended the scene. The patient was taken to hospital for further treatment.'

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