Teenager hurt in bus crash

A 16 YEAR-old boy was taken to hospital with head injuries today after he was involved in a collision with a bus.The incident happened on Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, shortly after 10am and involved an Ipswich Buses number 13 bus.

A 16 YEAR-old boy was taken to hospital with head injuries today after he was involved in a collision with a bus.

The incident happened on Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, shortly after 10am and involved an Ipswich Buses number 13 bus.

Ashley Gosling, of Hawthorn Drive, collided with the bus that was travelling towards the town centre at the time.

His neighbours noticed there had been a crash and came out to investigate.


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One of his neighbours, who did not wish to be named, said: "I came out the front door and saw a person lying under the bus. I realised it was Ashley when I recognised the pair of shorts he was wearing. At that point I went to alert Ashley's grandmother who lives just around the corner."

Ashley's grandmother Thelma Moss said: "It was an awful shock and I am so worried about how he is. The police said he was conscious and shouting after being hit which I guess is good news.

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"He was off school because he is taking his GCSE's at the moment and didn't have an exam to sit today. His parents went with him to the hospital and I am just waiting for his sister to come home from school so I can tell her what has happened."

Speaking at the scene Pc Paul Smith said: "The male casualty was taken to hospital straight away and a few of the passengers are now being treated for shock."

The road was closed for a short while between Primrose Hill and Larkspur Road.

Malcolm Robson, managing director for Ipswich Buses, said: "The number 13 bus was travelling into town at around 10.15am when the accident happened. The bus was full of passengers at the time, none of which were hurt in the accident."

Ashley's injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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