Boy seriously injured in scooter fall

A FIVE-year old boy has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after falling off his scooter.The accident happened in Grange Road, Felixstowe, at around 8.

A BOY is today in hospital with serious head injuries after falling off his scooter.

The accident happened in Grange Road, Felixstowe, at around 8.30am on Saturday .

An ambulance spokesman said: "We had a call from a mobile phone to say there was someone laying in the road bleeding.

"When we got there it was a young boy with serious head injuries."

The boy who is believed to be between the ages of five and eight was initially taken to Ipswich Hospital but was later transferred to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for any witnesses, particularly any van drivers that may have taken avoiding action, thinking that there was some sort of object in the road.

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"At this stage we do not believe that any other vehicles were involved in the accident but we would like witnesses to come forward so that we can confirm that no collision has taken place."

The accident happened close to an alleyway leading from Cricket Hill Road onto Grange Road, opposite the Maple House and Pine House flats.

The area was cordoned off for around four hours from lunchtime to late afternoon while police carried out enquiries.

Residents of the area say they are extremely saddened by the news.

One woman who did not wish to be named said: "The first I knew of it was when I drove up the road and saw it all cordoned off.

"I feel so sad for the boy's parents and hope he is going to be alright.

"Kids are always playing out on the road there and cars drive up and down so fast. It was only a matter of time before there was an accident."

June Adams, of Cricket Hill Road, said: "I just wish I knew who the family were so I could send them a card and give them my best wishes.

"It makes you think. It could have been one of my kids in hospital now.

"That road is terrible. It's so dangerous and cars speed up and down there. They don't pay any attention to the speed bumps.

"Everyone around here is very shocked."

Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Chris Rodder at the headquarter's road policing unit on 01473 613500.

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