12-year-old boy hit by van in Westhoughton

Boy taken to hospital after collision with van

Boy taken to hospital after collision with van

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A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a van.

The boy is thought to have been left with a broken leg and a head injury, but police said his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

The crash happened in Bolton Road, Westhoughton, at 8.35am today.

He was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The driver of the white Citroen Belingo van stopped at the scene after the accident.

No arrests have been made.


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1:07pm Fri 17 Jan 14

SP1968 says...

Hopefully the boy will make a full & quick recovery from this. I was driving away from the area of the accident down Leigh Road as an ambulance (which I assume was heading to the scene) was battling through the traffic towards Westhoughton. This is a busy road at the best of times so why was a skip hire truck completely blocking off the Westhoughton bound side of Leigh Road during peak times. The chaos this caused meant that the ambulance lost alot of time getting through the traffic. Thankfully in this case the delay was not serious however in other circumstances this could have been fatal.
Hopefully the boy will make a full & quick recovery from this. I was driving away from the area of the accident down Leigh Road as an ambulance (which I assume was heading to the scene) was battling through the traffic towards Westhoughton. This is a busy road at the best of times so why was a skip hire truck completely blocking off the Westhoughton bound side of Leigh Road during peak times. The chaos this caused meant that the ambulance lost alot of time getting through the traffic. Thankfully in this case the delay was not serious however in other circumstances this could have been fatal. SP1968
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