Collision between bike and Land Rover took place on Foxholes Road in Poole

Teenage cyclist suffers serious head injuries after crash with Land Rover

Teenage cyclist suffers serious head injuries after crash with Land Rover

Teenage cyclist suffers serious head injuries after crash with Land Rover

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A 16-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after being involved in a collision with a Land Rover while riding her bike in Poole.

A spokesman from Dorset Police said the collision happened at around 1.45pm on Foxholes Road, near the junction to Lime Close.

The spokesman said: “The female was knocked off her bicycle.

“She suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Southampton Hospital where she is currently being assessed.”

Her next of kin have been informed and are with her at Southampton General Hospital. 

She remains in a serious condition.

The air ambulance landed at Parkstone Heights. 

The collision involved a silver Land Rover Freelander registered to an address in Poole.

The driver was a 59-year-old local male. 

The road was closed for much of the afternoon.

Foxholes Road residents said everyone had been left shocked by the incident.

Chantal Hoskam said: “I heard things going on but I didn’t know what was happening. Then I heard the ambulance.

“I came out and saw lots of people trying to help her.

“I hope she’s OK.”

One resident, who asked not to be named, added: “It’s very sad. My wife is a nurse and went out to help.

"Everyone came out to see if they could do something.”

John Reeves added: “We hope she makes a speedy recovery.”

Poilce are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101.

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9:40pm Sat 31 May 14

FNS-man says...

Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country.
Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country. FNS-man
  • Score: 8

10:02pm Sat 31 May 14

breamoreboy says...

FNS-man wrote:
Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country.
Very true, but right now I'm more concerned about the lass and her family. Also think about the car driver, they're likely to feel terrible, regardless of who, if anybody, is actually to blame for this tragic incident.
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country.[/p][/quote]Very true, but right now I'm more concerned about the lass and her family. Also think about the car driver, they're likely to feel terrible, regardless of who, if anybody, is actually to blame for this tragic incident. breamoreboy
  • Score: 22

11:34pm Sat 31 May 14

sprintervanman says...

Probably never know the who's at fault in a news article regarding a cyclist involved in a traffic collision.The local rags are quick to pick up on cycling stories to boost their advertising revenue, but never report on the outcome regarding legal action unless it is the cyclist fault which is rare hence the lack of feed back.....Speedy recovery young Lady .
Probably never know the who's at fault in a news article regarding a cyclist involved in a traffic collision.The local rags are quick to pick up on cycling stories to boost their advertising revenue, but never report on the outcome regarding legal action unless it is the cyclist fault which is rare hence the lack of feed back.....Speedy recovery young Lady . sprintervanman
  • Score: 10

12:56am Sun 1 Jun 14

BR4AD02 says...

That junction is so bad poor girl hope she makes a full recovery
That junction is so bad poor girl hope she makes a full recovery BR4AD02
  • Score: 7

9:08am Sun 1 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

....and when I say damage I of course mean injury.

I also hope the young girl makes a quick recovery.
....and when I say damage I of course mean injury. I also hope the young girl makes a quick recovery. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

12:19pm Mon 2 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

FNS-man wrote:
Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country.
Do you know what happened then? Driver error/cyclist error? Hope the young girl recovers!
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country.[/p][/quote]Do you know what happened then? Driver error/cyclist error? Hope the young girl recovers! suzigirl
  • Score: -3

4:44pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ashleycross says...

Obviously I can't comment on this driver, but it amazes me that you can insure a car to drive and not have to provide a recent prescription for an eye test at any age let alone that age.
The car has to be MOT'd to show its safe, why not the driver?
And the day the police check the eyesight as a matter of routine for drivers involved in accidents still hasn't come either.
Obviously I can't comment on this driver, but it amazes me that you can insure a car to drive and not have to provide a recent prescription for an eye test at any age let alone that age. The car has to be MOT'd to show its safe, why not the driver? And the day the police check the eyesight as a matter of routine for drivers involved in accidents still hasn't come either. ashleycross
  • Score: 0

12:35pm Wed 4 Jun 14

FNS-man says...

suzigirl wrote:
FNS-man wrote: Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country.
Do you know what happened then? Driver error/cyclist error? Hope the young girl recovers!
My point is that if there were properly designed cycle routes then cars and bikes would not need to be mixing, and so things like this would be much more unlikely to happen. Our current roads are fine if no-one breaks the law or makes a mistake. Unfortunately they do, and when they do, it's the vulnerable road user who gets hurt.

The roads should be designed so one small mistake by a cyclist or driver doesn't cost the life of the cyclist.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Terrible another person has been horribly injured just trying to get somewhere due to the terrible infrastructure in this country.[/p][/quote]Do you know what happened then? Driver error/cyclist error? Hope the young girl recovers![/p][/quote]My point is that if there were properly designed cycle routes then cars and bikes would not need to be mixing, and so things like this would be much more unlikely to happen. Our current roads are fine if no-one breaks the law or makes a mistake. Unfortunately they do, and when they do, it's the vulnerable road user who gets hurt. The roads should be designed so one small mistake by a cyclist or driver doesn't cost the life of the cyclist. FNS-man
  • Score: 2

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