Preston schoolboy in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after being hit by van in Fulwood

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being knocked down by a van near Fulwood Academy yesterday (Wednesday, March 17).

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:35 am
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 8:26 am

Emergency services rushed to the scene after the boy was struck by a Ford Transit van in Black Bull Lane, at the junction with Queens Drive, at 2.55pm.

The boy has suffered "potentially life-threatening head injuries" and remains in a "critical but stable condition" at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where he was taken by air ambulance.

Police say the driver of the van stopped at the scene and no arrest has been made.

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Officers were called at 2.55pm to reports a 14-year-old boy had been struck by a Ford Transit van on Black Bull Lane at the junction of Queens Drive. The boy was airlifted to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

North West Ambulance Service added that the boy had been "airlifted to hospital with serious head and abdominal injuries".

Officers are now appealing for witnesses and are keen to hear from anybody with CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident.

Sgt Craig Booth, of Lancashire Police’s tactical operations, said: "This incident has left a young man very seriously injured and my thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this difficult time.

“We are at the early stages of our investigation and I am asking anybody who has information or footage which could assist with our enquiry to please get in touch with police."

Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0879 of March 17, 2021.