Teenage boy flown to specialist unit after Stevenage road accident

A TEENAGE boy has been flown to a specialist trauma centre after he was in collision with a silver Audi earlier today (Monday).

The East of England Ambulance Service were alerted to Fairlands Way in Stevenage at 1.17pm and ambulance crews from Stevenage and Letchworth attended the scene.

Due to the nature of the incident, the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

Initial police reports indicated that it was a collision between a motorcyclist and a car however this proved to be unfounded.

Duty ambulance operations manager Paula Johnson, who attended the incident, said: “A boy who we believe to be 13-years-old received injuries to his back and head after he collided with a car.

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“Following treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation at the roadside, he was flown direct to the Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire.”

Police officers closed Bedwell Crescent and Webb Rise and a team are currently investigating the incident, no arrests have been made at this time.

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The roads are now open.

Service spokesman, Gary Sanderson, said: “We are asking children during the school half term holidays to take care whilst crossing roads.

“On past experience we do see a rise in road traffic collisions involving children in the school holidays and we are asking them to take care and stay safe.”

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