Teen cy­clist badly in­jured

PO­LICE AP­PEAL FOR WIT­NESSES AFTER BIKE AND VAN COL­LIDE IN RUIS­LIP, LEAV­ING BOY FIGHT­ING FOR LIFE

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - KATHER­INE CLEMENTINE kather­ine.clementine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @KC_journo

A YOUNG cy­clist was rushed to hospi­tal after a col­li­sion on a res­i­den­tial Ruis­lip road left him suf­fer­ing se­ri­ous in­juries.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called on Wed­nes­day June 6 to re­ports of a col­li­sion in The Fair­way.

Of­fi­cers were called at ap­prox­i­mately 4.05pm to re­ports of a road traf­fic col­li­sion in­volv­ing a cy­clist and a van, at the junc­tion with Brack­en­bridge Drive.

The cy­clist, a 16-year-old boy, was in col­li­sion with a white VW Crafter van.

Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice at­tended and the vic­tim was taken to a cen­tral Lon­don hospi­tal where he re­mains in a crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion at the time of go­ing to press. His next of kin have been in­formed.

The driver of the van stopped at the scene and there have been no ar­rests.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Ch­eryl Frost of the Roads and Transport Polic­ing Com­mand (RTPC) said: “I am ap­peal­ing to any­one who wit­nessed this col­li­sion or the events lead­ing up to it, to con­tact po­lice. “We have es­tab­lished that the vic­tim had rid­den his bike into The Fair­way from Brack­en­bridge Drive when the col­li­sion oc­curred. “If you saw any­thing that could as­sist, please get in touch.” Po­lice had orig­i­nally said the vic­tim was a man in his twen­ties but have since cor­rected this in­for­ma­tion. The Fair­way was closed to the pub­lic and a po­lice cordon was in place while emer­gency ser­vices dealt with the in­ci­dent.

If you saw any­thing that could as­sist, please get in touch

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