14-year-old Poole boy suffers "serious head injury" in collision with car

UPDATE: Wimborne Road re-opened following serious accident

Wimborne Road closed after serious accident. Pics: Sally Adams

Wimborne Road closed after serious accident. Pics: Sally Adams

Wimborne Road closed after serious accident. Pics: Sally Adams

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A 14-year-old boy has been rushed to Poole Hospital with a serious head injury after a collision with a car in Wimborne Road, Poole, this afternoon.

The emergency services were called just after 1.30pm following the collision which involved a gold Peugeot 206, registered to a woman from Wimborne, and a male pedestrian.

The incident took place near the junction to Darby's Lane.

There are not believed to be any life threatening injuries, but PC Lee Savage, speaking to the Daily Echo on the scene, said the victim had received a serious head injury.

The car was being driven by a local man who was uninjured. Police say he is helping officers with their enquiries.

PC Savage added: “We are aware that there were other vehicles at the scene at the time of the collision.

“We would appeal for the drivers of those vehicles to get in touch with PC 287 Gatfield of Poole Traffic Police on 101.”

Samantha Stockley, 18, who lives close to the scene of the collision, said she went outside to help the victim.

She said: “We heard the sound of a massive crash upstairs in our house and when I went outside I saw the boy lying on the floor.

“Somebody gave me a pink cardigan to wrap up and put under the boy’s head. When he came to, he was just asking for his dad. It was horrible to see.

“I think he had been looking at the bus timetables just before it happened. As soon as the ambulance got here, we just moved out of the way so that they could help him.”

 


 

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3:24pm Thu 31 Jul 14

anotherfatslob says...

Why wasn't he wearing a helmet?

Knocked over by,not in collision with.
Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -41

3:32pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Lizardman says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.
Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.[/p][/quote]Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot. Lizardman
  • Score: 63

3:43pm Thu 31 Jul 14

losthope says...

Hope he'll be okay. What an awful start to the school holidays for his family.
Hope he'll be okay. What an awful start to the school holidays for his family. losthope
  • Score: 19

4:36pm Thu 31 Jul 14

pinoso318 says...

Lizardman wrote:
anotherfatslob wrote:
Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.
Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot.
Knocked over / Collision. You dont know the facts !
[quote][p][bold]Lizardman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.[/p][/quote]Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot.[/p][/quote]Knocked over / Collision. You dont know the facts ! pinoso318
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Franks Tank says...

Lizardman wrote:
anotherfatslob wrote:
Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.
Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot.
They don't pay "ROAD TAX" either!
[quote][p][bold]Lizardman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.[/p][/quote]Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot.[/p][/quote]They don't pay "ROAD TAX" either! Franks Tank
  • Score: -15

4:44pm Thu 31 Jul 14

cazzia says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
Why wasn't he wearing a helmet?

Knocked over by,not in collision with.
A. WHY WOULD HE NEED A HELMET IF HES A PEDESTRIAN ?
B. WHO CARES WHETHER IT READS KNOCKED OVER/IN COLLISION WITH. A BOY HAS A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY THATS THE BIT THATS IMPORTANT!!!
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.[/p][/quote]A. WHY WOULD HE NEED A HELMET IF HES A PEDESTRIAN ? B. WHO CARES WHETHER IT READS KNOCKED OVER/IN COLLISION WITH. A BOY HAS A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY THATS THE BIT THATS IMPORTANT!!! cazzia
  • Score: 24

5:50pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Edna Cheese (Mrs) says...

Franks Tank wrote:
Lizardman wrote:
anotherfatslob wrote:
Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.
Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot.
They don't pay "ROAD TAX" either!
Neither do you.
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lizardman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't he wearing a helmet? Knocked over by,not in collision with.[/p][/quote]Why would a pedestrian need to wear a helmet? Idiot.[/p][/quote]They don't pay "ROAD TAX" either![/p][/quote]Neither do you. Edna Cheese (Mrs)
  • Score: 6

7:06pm Thu 31 Jul 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Hope he is ok, but in light of recent comments about road safety by Dorset Police there ha been a lot of accidents recently wn't help there statistics!
Hope he is ok, but in light of recent comments about road safety by Dorset Police there ha been a lot of accidents recently wn't help there statistics! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 3

11:09pm Thu 31 Jul 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

I hope in wasn't another police car with a defective siren!
I hope in wasn't another police car with a defective siren! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: -3

11:34pm Thu 31 Jul 14

oakdale4 says...

three way traffic control at New Inn traffic lights this week, so many people getting annoyed and jumping the lights! not surprised at this incident happening! Hope the boy involved in the incident recovers soon and able to enjoy the rest of his holiday time. I was stuck at this junction yesterday, a police car three back, then when approached the oakdale traffic lights (on red) the police car put lights on, and turned right (NO SIREN!) and made a sliver car brake and swerve! I was disgusted that a police car behaved this way!
three way traffic control at New Inn traffic lights this week, so many people getting annoyed and jumping the lights! not surprised at this incident happening! Hope the boy involved in the incident recovers soon and able to enjoy the rest of his holiday time. I was stuck at this junction yesterday, a police car three back, then when approached the oakdale traffic lights (on red) the police car put lights on, and turned right (NO SIREN!) and made a sliver car brake and swerve! I was disgusted that a police car behaved this way! oakdale4
  • Score: 0

9:05am Fri 1 Aug 14

iseestupidpeople says...

itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
I hope in wasn't another police car with a defective siren!
In a gold Peugeot 206 registered to a woman from Wimbourne?
[quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: I hope in wasn't another police car with a defective siren![/p][/quote]In a gold Peugeot 206 registered to a woman from Wimbourne? iseestupidpeople
  • Score: 1

10:26am Fri 1 Aug 14

thepooleboy says...

Not ideal wording in this article - I too assumed the young lad was a cyclist and had to re-read it to realise he wasn't; I think it is the assertion of a 'collision' which seems to imply inertia by both parties - probably 'struck by' or something might have been better - or indeed simply making it clear that it was car versus pedestrian.

Anyway, hope he's ok - some weird accidents happen here - I recall having a meal in the New Inn once, hearing a screech of tires and looking out the window to see a car had somehow mounted the pavement and run over an old gents' dog - it's a nice wide road, good visibility; it's hard to fathom what catalysts can be at play to cause these problems.

Similarly I was once cycling near the bus stop there (along the cycle lane), when a bus pulled right in to me! I hasten to add I had been ahead of the bus the whole time; and hadn't tried undertaking him). Maybe there's some bermuda triange effect at that junction that saps driver attention and ability.

Also; why on earth are the police having to appeal for other drivers from the scene to come forward? What sort of scumbag would be in the vincinity of an accident like this and not stay to offer their details?
Not ideal wording in this article - I too assumed the young lad was a cyclist and had to re-read it to realise he wasn't; I think it is the assertion of a 'collision' which seems to imply inertia by both parties - probably 'struck by' or something might have been better - or indeed simply making it clear that it was car versus pedestrian. Anyway, hope he's ok - some weird accidents happen here - I recall having a meal in the New Inn once, hearing a screech of tires and looking out the window to see a car had somehow mounted the pavement and run over an old gents' dog - it's a nice wide road, good visibility; it's hard to fathom what catalysts can be at play to cause these problems. Similarly I was once cycling near the bus stop there (along the cycle lane), when a bus pulled right in to me! I hasten to add I had been ahead of the bus the whole time; and hadn't tried undertaking him). Maybe there's some bermuda triange effect at that junction that saps driver attention and ability. Also; why on earth are the police having to appeal for other drivers from the scene to come forward? What sort of scumbag would be in the vincinity of an accident like this and not stay to offer their details? thepooleboy
  • Score: -1

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