Moped rider, 16, airlifted to hospital after 7.20am collision in the Fens earlier today

18:56 13 April 2014

Archant

A 16-year-old moped rider was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, after suffering serious head injuries after the moped he was riding collided with a kerb at 7.20am earlier today.

Police said the incident happened this morning on Lynn Road, Southery, near Downham Market.

An East Anglian Air Ambulance had to land in a nearby garden so medics could treat the patient.

The teenager’s condition has been described as serious.

The road was closed whilst emergency services dealt with the incident and officers carried out initial investigations.

The road was reopened at approximately 10.35am.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or may have any other information to contact PC Louise Manning at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:20
Natalia Price speaking at the RCOG World Conference with Kath's Daily Mail article on the screen in the background

The doctor who performed corrective surgery for campaigning journalist Kath Sansom when a mesh bladder sling caused severe pain and complications used her story at a conference attended by 2,000 medical specialists from around the world.

Fri, 17:05
Mick George Quarry Block Fen Mepal. Picture: Steve Williams.

A forensic genetics expert says trying to establish the identity of the severed head found at Mepal quarry will be extremely difficult if police have no leads to go on.

Yesterday, 12:00
Little Thetford Head Teacher Johnny Wallace, with some of his pupils, celebrating a good Ofsted report,

Leadership, pupil behaviour and governors at Little Thetford CofE VC Primary School were all praised as the school received a ‘good’ grading in its most recent short Ofsted report.

Yesterday, 11:00
Lyn Gibb-de Swarte

Littleport psychic medium Lyn Gibb-de Swarte will give a rare demonstration of spirit contact and communication at Oliver Cromwell’s House, St Mary’s Street, Ely next week.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up