Child injured in bus crash in Winchester

Daily Echo: Child injured in bus crash Child injured in bus crash

A CHILD was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a collision with a bus in Winchester.

Paramedics treated the 10-year-old boy from Winchester after the incident in Winchester High Street this afternoon.

The injuries are not thought to be life threatening and the boy was conscious and responding to questions before being taken to Southampton General Hospital.

The Stagecoach number three bus was moving at low speed along the High Street next to the market stalls, at around 2pm.

Inspector Andy Tester said: “A crash has happened between a 10-year-old boy from the Winchester area and a bus. The child has been taken by air ambulance to the trauma unit at Southampton General Hospital and his mother is with him. An investigation is ongoing but no arrests have been made.”

The boy left in Hampshire Air Ambulance at around 3pm from Cathedral Close.

Witnesses said a group of boys were running in the street before the accident happened.

Mark James, 20, a market trader from Bournemouth, said: “These boys were running after each other down by my stall and one just ran into the road. A woman who was with them said “Don't run,” but as soon as the words came out of her mouth it happened.

“He was flat out cold for a minute but then came round and could move his arms and legs and the paramedics told him he would be alright.”

Diane Wellstead, of Poole, said: “The boy kept saying 'I want my mum', and 'I don't want to die'. It was really emotional and I was in shock myself. It looked like he was going to be alright which is a real relief.”

Austin Jones, also of Bournemouth, who runs a leather stall with Ms Wellstead, added: “I was serving a customer when I heard a thud and I thought someone had fallen over. I turned around and saw this lad on the floor. But this man stopped and said he was a doctor so it was very lucky he was passing by.”

Stagecoach South managing director Andrew Dyer was unavailable for comment.

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3:10pm Fri 25 Jan 13

minnie64 says...

I do hope this little boy is ok - it is waiting for an accident to happen unfortunately as this is so congested with the stalls in the High Street and obviously dont know circumstances but a child could easily walk or run out into the path of an oncoming bus
I do hope this little boy is ok - it is waiting for an accident to happen unfortunately as this is so congested with the stalls in the High Street and obviously dont know circumstances but a child could easily walk or run out into the path of an oncoming bus minnie64
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4:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

wossit says...

minnie64 wrote:
I do hope this little boy is ok - it is waiting for an accident to happen unfortunately as this is so congested with the stalls in the High Street and obviously dont know circumstances but a child could easily walk or run out into the path of an oncoming bus
Could not agree more, get well soon !! on another point how do they get away with not having chillers and selling meat and fish on the market. As for the hog roast reheated half mutilated pig, you would be better of being hit by a bus than risking your life with that. Any how i have had my rant !!

Get well soon
[quote][p][bold]minnie64[/bold] wrote: I do hope this little boy is ok - it is waiting for an accident to happen unfortunately as this is so congested with the stalls in the High Street and obviously dont know circumstances but a child could easily walk or run out into the path of an oncoming bus[/p][/quote]Could not agree more, get well soon !! on another point how do they get away with not having chillers and selling meat and fish on the market. As for the hog roast reheated half mutilated pig, you would be better of being hit by a bus than risking your life with that. Any how i have had my rant !! Get well soon wossit
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7:10pm Fri 25 Jan 13

nettys says...

I do hope the boy who got knocked over by a bus makes a full recovery my thoughts are with the family.I understand what they are going through after our 10 year old son sadly passed away after contracting meningitis in june 2011.Get well soon.
I do hope the boy who got knocked over by a bus makes a full recovery my thoughts are with the family.I understand what they are going through after our 10 year old son sadly passed away after contracting meningitis in june 2011.Get well soon. nettys
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7:18pm Fri 25 Jan 13

neilchi says...

What about the poor driver? He's probably in shock as this kid run out in front of him and he couldn't stop in time. Not the drivers fault! He's probably riddled with guilt.

I hope both make a swift recovery.
What about the poor driver? He's probably in shock as this kid run out in front of him and he couldn't stop in time. Not the drivers fault! He's probably riddled with guilt. I hope both make a swift recovery. neilchi
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9:59pm Fri 25 Jan 13

wossit says...

nettys wrote:
I do hope the boy who got knocked over by a bus makes a full recovery my thoughts are with the family.I understand what they are going through after our 10 year old son sadly passed away after contracting meningitis in june 2011.Get well soon.
i,m so sorry, that must have been hard
[quote][p][bold]nettys[/bold] wrote: I do hope the boy who got knocked over by a bus makes a full recovery my thoughts are with the family.I understand what they are going through after our 10 year old son sadly passed away after contracting meningitis in june 2011.Get well soon.[/p][/quote]i,m so sorry, that must have been hard wossit
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