Teenage cyclist injured following collision with car in Lowestoft

Photo: Steve Adams

Photo: Steve Adams

A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after the bicycle he was riding was in collision with a car.

Emergency services treated the boy, believed to be in his early teens, for a swollen eye and head injuries following the collision on St Peters Street in Lowestoft.

Police were alerted this morning (Wednesday) at 8.21am to reports of a collision between a Ford Ka car and a bicycle, which had seen the male cyclist knocked off his bike.

The boy was treated by paramedics at the scene, and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: 'We were called at 8.21am to St Peters Street following a collision between a car and a bicycle. A child, believed to be in his early teens had suffered a swollen eye and a bump on his head, and was being taken to hospital as a precaution.

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'He was conscious and breathing and his injuries are not life threatening or life changing.'

The road was 'not fully blocked' and the scene was clear by 8.50am.

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