Teenager seriously hurt after two-way collision in Portsmouth

DRAMA The air ambulance lands in Farlington
DRAMA The air ambulance lands in Farlington

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A TEENAGER is being treated in hospital after his scooter collided with a bus in Farlington, Portsmouth.

The boy’s Kymco bike was left trapped under the Stagecoach bus following the crash at around 11.20am on Friday near the junction of Fitzherbert Road and Eastern Road.

An air ambulance helicopter was called and landed in Zetland Park.

Eastern Road was blocked whilst police carried out an investigation.

The boy, who is 17, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham.

His injuries are thought to be serious but not life-threatening.

The bus driver and passengers were not harmed.

Gavin Sheppard, a supervisor at Hampshire Constabulary’s control room, said: ‘The injured party was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries.

‘The bus driver was allowed to go on his way.

‘We treated the incident as an unfortunate accident.

Sarah Winder, of Stagecoach, said: ‘Our thoughts are with the driver of the moped.

‘We will be assisting the police with their investigation of the incident.’