Accident

A FIVE-year-old boy has died while riding his bike in Knaphill on Tuesday afternoon.

“Officers were called to Limecroft Road at 4.10pm after a collision between a five-year-old boy on a bicycle and a van, which stopped at the scene,” said a Surrey Police spokesman.


Police vehicles block the junction of Limecroft Road with Chobham Road

Air ambulance medics helped ambulance crews give treatment at the scene before the young boy was rushed to hospital.

“The boy, who was from the local area, did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased in hospital,” said the police spokesman. “His next of kin were present.”

Floral tributes have been left at Limecroft Road, with messages of shock and condolence at the awful news filling social media.

Knaphill Lower School confirmed the boy was one of their Reception class pupils, and put out a message to all parents.

“As a school community, I am sure that you will wish to join me, and my staff in offering our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family,” said Joanna Concannon, federation headteacher.

“With guidance from educational psychologists, we have now spoken to all pupils and staff in school. We will continue to support the children throughout this difficult time, however if you do have a specific concern about your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

South East Coast Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and two paramedic cars to the incident, which was attended by 12 police cars.

Limecroft Road was cordoned off at both ends and closed to traffic for some time while police officers carried out an investigation.

Officers are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident, including dashcam footage from the road, to get in touch immediately on 101 and quote the reference number PR/P19068580 or contact online via https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.

A WOMAN in her 80s was ran over by a mobility scooter, which knocked her to the pavement and then landed on top of her near Woking town centre.

Passers-by, including motorists, ran to the aid of Gloria Barber, freeing her and taking her to the nearby NHS walk-in centre.

Mrs Barber, 85, told the News & Mail that she was getting on to the pavement after crossing the road near the police station when she was hit in the back by the vehicle.

“I had quite a heavy shopping trolley and was manoeuvring it on to the pavement when I felt a ‘whoosh’ in my back and I went down. Then the buggy was on my feet and legs,” she said.

Passers-by lifted the buggy off Mrs Barber’s legs and a couple who had been driving nearby took her to the walk-in centre.

“Both legs have tissue damage and swelling. They X-rayed my feet and couldn’t see a break and sent me home,” Mrs Barber said.

“I am gradually recovering; the swelling is going down.”

Mrs Barber is expected to make a full recovery and is resting at home.

For more on this story get the 14 March edition of the News & Mail