Wigan schoolboy on 'long road to recovery' after being hit by truck

A schoolboy seriously injured when he was hit by a truck has had “positive” results and is on the “long road to recovery”.

Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 1:38 pm
Scholefield Lane was closed for several hours

The 11-year-old was airlifted to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool after the collision near St Catharine’s CE Primary School, on Scholefield Lane, Scholes, at 3pm on Monday, October 28.

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He was critically ill, but police confirmed on Wednesday that his condition had improved, though it was still serious.

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A further update on his condition has now been provided to fellow pupils and parents by the school in its November newsletter.

It said the boy had been "well looked after at Alder Hey, has had positive results from the neurosurgeons, and is on the long road to recovery".

It was followed by a note about road safety, stating the school had “worked hard” in recent years to make surrounding roads “as safe and possible”.

St Catharine’s will be holding a range of activities during National Road Safety Week, which starts on Monday, November 18.

Police, paramedics and the fire service all attended, along with the North West Air Ambulance, which took the youngster to hospital in Merseyside.

Scholefield Lane was closed for several hours as accident investigators got to work after the collision, which is understood to have involved a flat-bed truck.

Police officers are working to establish exactly what happened and have obtained CCTV footage of the incident.

No arrests have been made.