Schoolboy hurt in Portsmouth crash

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A TEENAGE cyclist has been taken to hospital after road accident in Portsmouth.

The 15-year-old boy was involved in a collision with a black Volvo at 8.10am outside St. John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, in Arundel Street, Landport.

The boy, a Year 9 pupil at nearby St Edmund’s Catholic School, was knocked out in the accident but regained consciousness at the scene and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital with neck injuries.

Sarah Curtis, a teaching assistant at, St. John’s, said she arrived at work just after the accident and saw the boy lying on the pavement.

Ms Curtis said: ‘It was a bit of a shock. He was on top of his bike lying face down. I’ve never seen an accident there before.’

St Edmund’s headteacher Simon Graham said he was glad the accident wasn’t more serious.

Mr Graham said: ‘He was taken to hospital and is on course to make a full recovery.

‘It just seems to have been one of those unfortunate accidents.

‘All our thoughts and prayers are with him until he makes a return to school, which will be hopefully later this week.’

The driver of the car is believed to be unhurt.