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Moped crash boy still in ‘critical’ condition
8:00am Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
A TEENAGE boy fighting for life after a collision in Boscombe remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The 16-year-old suffered serious head, leg and arm injuries in the collision on Wednesday night.
A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the youngster remained in a medically induced coma at Southampton General Hospital and was likely to remain in the same condition for a number of days.
The Bournemouth male was riding a moped when it was in collision with a silver Lexus car at the junction of Ashley Road and Shelley Road East on Wednesday, around 9.30pm.
The youngster was airlifted to hospital by the Dorset Police helicopter from Kings Park.
Residents told how they had heard the crash from homes and businesses and ran out to help him.
Orcun Karaduman from Ashley Convenience store said: “We heard the crash and the customers went out to help.
“They held a jacket over him to try and keep him warm until the ambulance arrived.”
The driver of the Lexus, a 39-year-old Christchurch man, was uninjured in the collision.
Members of the youngster’s family have been at his bedside since the night of the incident.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them on 101.