Boy, 13, rushed to hospital after crashing into lamp post on Blackburn roundabout

A teenage boy has been taken to hospital following a serious crash on a Blackburn roundabout.

By Sean Gleaves
Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 5:02 pm

Emergency services were called to reports a boy riding a bike had crashed into a lamp post on Grimshaw Park Roundabout at around 3pm today (February 16).

The 13-year-old is believed to have suffered head and back injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

All four roads from the roundabout were blocked following the collision, resulting in heavy traffic in the area.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We were called to reports of a single-vehicle collision at Grimshaw Park Roundabout, Blackburn, at the junction with Haslingden Road at 3.12pm on Tuesday.

"It appears a 13-year-old cyclist has collided with a lamppost."

Officers said emergency services are at the scene and a road closure has been put in place on Grimshaw Park at the junctions with Haslingden Road and Rockliffe Street.

Motorists and pedestrians have been advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

The boy reportedly crashed into a lamppost on Grimshaw Park Roundabout. (Credit: Google)

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 14:52 reporting a boy had come of his bike.

"We’ve mobilised a number of resources including an air ambulance although we have taken a teenager to hospital by road."

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting log number 805 of February 16.

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