UPDATE: Boy, 9, injured in crash on busy Boscombe road

Bournemouth Echo: Boy, 9, hurt in crash, Boscombe Boy, 9, hurt in crash, Boscombe

A YOUNG boy was injured in a crash with a car in a busy road in Boscombe on Thursday night.

The nine-year-old was taken to Poole Hospital with head injuries following the collision at Ashley Road on the junction with Christchurch Road at 6.48pm.

Passers-by reacted with shock at seeing the young lad lying in the road and the whole area cordoned off by police.

The car involved was a blue Mitsubishi Colt driven by a 33-year-old man who sustained minor injuries.

Police closed off the road to allow paramedics to tend to the pedestrian, but it was reopened just after 8pm.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: “We received a call of a collision involving a nine-year-old boy and a vehicle at 6.48pm on Ashley Road on the junction with Ashley Chambers.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101.

A spokesperson from South Western Ambulance Service said: “The nine-year-old was taken to Poole Hospital with head injuries.”

Sahu Gani, who works in the Costcutter store, said: “A young boy was injured when he was trying to cross the road. Lots of customers have come in saying how distressed they were to see him lying in the road.

“Police and paramedics arrived quickly and cordoned off the whole area.”

Nick Bright, who lives in Boscombe, said: “It was awful seeing someone so young injured. I really hope he’s not too badly hurt.”

The road closure caused traffic disruption in the area.

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8:02pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Bournemouthfan2 says...

Quite possibly the incident the rapid response ambulance car involved in an accident with a restaurant was on its way to?
Quite possibly the incident the rapid response ambulance car involved in an accident with a restaurant was on its way to? Bournemouthfan2

10:01pm Thu 19 Dec 13

informbmth says...

Bournemouthfan2 wrote:
Quite possibly the incident the rapid response ambulance car involved in an accident with a restaurant was on its way to?
You are correct I was passing as it happened very sad to see both incidents.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouthfan2[/bold] wrote: Quite possibly the incident the rapid response ambulance car involved in an accident with a restaurant was on its way to?[/p][/quote]You are correct I was passing as it happened very sad to see both incidents. informbmth

10:53pm Thu 19 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

'The road closure caused traffic dis¬ ruption in the area.' - Really?
'The road closure caused traffic dis¬ ruption in the area.' - Really? hooplaa

10:55pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Understated says...

poor young guy i hope this doesnt ruin his christmas :(
poor young guy i hope this doesnt ruin his christmas :( Understated

8:37am Fri 20 Dec 13

chridrum says...

Paramedics always feel the pressure to attend quickly when a child is involved. It is very difficult to predict what other road users are going to do when an emergency vehicle appears. People seem to panic and stop or pull over inappropriately. I think public broadcasting to show what to do would greatly help. Some people actually feel that what they are doing is more important than the emergency vehicle, I had a very potty mouthed mother in a prestige car rant at me because I blocked her route at the Tesco junction to allow an ambulance to make its way to the hospital. Her response was I don't give a @@@@ you're blocking the road and I'm late. In front of her young children, I then suggested it could be one of her children needing to get to hospital and the response was it's not so @@@@ off.
Wishing everyone involved in these accidents a speedy recovery
Paramedics always feel the pressure to attend quickly when a child is involved. It is very difficult to predict what other road users are going to do when an emergency vehicle appears. People seem to panic and stop or pull over inappropriately. I think public broadcasting to show what to do would greatly help. Some people actually feel that what they are doing is more important than the emergency vehicle, I had a very potty mouthed mother in a prestige car rant at me because I blocked her route at the Tesco junction to allow an ambulance to make its way to the hospital. Her response was I don't give a @@@@ you're blocking the road and I'm late. In front of her young children, I then suggested it could be one of her children needing to get to hospital and the response was it's not so @@@@ off. Wishing everyone involved in these accidents a speedy recovery chridrum

8:52am Fri 20 Dec 13

Huey says...

Very sad news, hope the lad is okay and the driver not too badly shaken.
Traffic comes quickly round the corner and a lot of people dart across the road at that point instead of using the lights,
Very sad news, hope the lad is okay and the driver not too badly shaken. Traffic comes quickly round the corner and a lot of people dart across the road at that point instead of using the lights, Huey

9:14am Fri 20 Dec 13

DJKF22 says...

The information about injuries are wrong on here
The information about injuries are wrong on here DJKF22

10:33am Fri 20 Dec 13

suzigirl says...

and where were the parents then?????
and where were the parents then????? suzigirl

2:20pm Fri 20 Dec 13

rozmister says...

suzigirl wrote:
and where were the parents then?????
A few steps behind him? In their house a few doors down? It doesn't indicate anywhere in the article the boy ws alone so why do you assume it's poor parenting that led to the accident? It only takes a split second for a child to run out in the road; with or without adult supervision.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: and where were the parents then?????[/p][/quote]A few steps behind him? In their house a few doors down? It doesn't indicate anywhere in the article the boy ws alone so why do you assume it's poor parenting that led to the accident? It only takes a split second for a child to run out in the road; with or without adult supervision. rozmister

2:39pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Wageslave says...

rozmister wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
and where were the parents then?????
A few steps behind him? In their house a few doors down? It doesn't indicate anywhere in the article the boy ws alone so why do you assume it's poor parenting that led to the accident? It only takes a split second for a child to run out in the road; with or without adult supervision.
Children cannot run into the road if they are holding a parents hand.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: and where were the parents then?????[/p][/quote]A few steps behind him? In their house a few doors down? It doesn't indicate anywhere in the article the boy ws alone so why do you assume it's poor parenting that led to the accident? It only takes a split second for a child to run out in the road; with or without adult supervision.[/p][/quote]Children cannot run into the road if they are holding a parents hand. Wageslave

4:26pm Sat 21 Dec 13

stevobath says...

Wageslave wrote:
rozmister wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
and where were the parents then?????
A few steps behind him? In their house a few doors down? It doesn't indicate anywhere in the article the boy ws alone so why do you assume it's poor parenting that led to the accident? It only takes a split second for a child to run out in the road; with or without adult supervision.
Children cannot run into the road if they are holding a parents hand.
I would expect a nine year old to have road sense?
[quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: and where were the parents then?????[/p][/quote]A few steps behind him? In their house a few doors down? It doesn't indicate anywhere in the article the boy ws alone so why do you assume it's poor parenting that led to the accident? It only takes a split second for a child to run out in the road; with or without adult supervision.[/p][/quote]Children cannot run into the road if they are holding a parents hand.[/p][/quote]I would expect a nine year old to have road sense? stevobath

12:06am Sun 22 Dec 13

Crazymads says...

The boy was with his dad and brother.
He slipped from the pavement in the pouring rain and fell under a passing car.
Thankfully he is now home and recovering.
The boy was with his dad and brother. He slipped from the pavement in the pouring rain and fell under a passing car. Thankfully he is now home and recovering. Crazymads

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