Breaking news: Schoolboy cyclist, 12, seriously hurt in traffic accident

A 12-year-old school boy cyclist was seriously hurt after being hit by a car.

The boy, who was believed to be on his way to school, was hit by a car at 7.43am while cycling across the junction between the A217 near St Dunstan's Hill and Gander Green Lane in Sutton.

He was rushed to hospital with head, pelvic and leg injuries which were described by police as 'life changing'.

The road remains closed as traffic police investigate the cause of the accident which is not believed to be the fault of the car driver.

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10:48am Fri 7 May 10

theavengers says...

Truly hope this boy isn't paralized or in horrible long term pain. All prayers and best wishes to hima nd his family. Speedy recovery, fingers crossed. I don't allow my child to cycle to school, rather she walks, cause bikes can dart around and aren't always easy to control and with cars everywhere, a honest mistake of a driver not seeing a racing bike or a bike rider not being able to see a rushing car, so much can go wrong in a split second.
Truly hope this boy isn't paralized or in horrible long term pain. All prayers and best wishes to hima nd his family. Speedy recovery, fingers crossed. I don't allow my child to cycle to school, rather she walks, cause bikes can dart around and aren't always easy to control and with cars everywhere, a honest mistake of a driver not seeing a racing bike or a bike rider not being able to see a rushing car, so much can go wrong in a split second. theavengers
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8:42pm Mon 10 May 10

jw4g says...

What a terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the boy.

Road crashes are the leading cause of death of young people. Children on foot can be just as vulnerable as those on cycles. We don't know exactly what happened in this case, but it should be a reminder that we should all take special care in the morning rush hour to drive carefully and attentively within the speed limit and keep a constant look out for children who may run or cycle out into the road without looking.
What a terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the boy. Road crashes are the leading cause of death of young people. Children on foot can be just as vulnerable as those on cycles. We don't know exactly what happened in this case, but it should be a reminder that we should all take special care in the morning rush hour to drive carefully and attentively within the speed limit and keep a constant look out for children who may run or cycle out into the road without looking. jw4g
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