Child airlifted to hospital after collision with bus in Leicestershire

A child was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon after being in a collision with a bus in Melton Mowbray.

The incident happened at around 3.26pm at Ashfordby Hill, on the A6006 Melton Road.

Police say the boy had suspected head injuries following the incident, and was flown by a crew from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “The collision involved a bus and a child.”

“The child was flown to hospital with what are described as potential head injuries.”

Asfordby Hill Primary School has posted a message to parents on its Facebook page.

It reads: “We realise that many people have seen that there was a collision involving a child and moving vehicle on Asfordby Road after school today.”

“The child in question has been transported to hospital and is being given the best treatment possible.”

“For any children that may have seen the accident, please reassure them that the child was conscious, talking and able to support himself getting onto the stretcher.”

“Thank you to those who offered help and support. Our thoughts and wishes are with the family during this time. Please respect them and their privacy at this time.”

A stretch of Melton Road remained closed to allow accident investigators to examine the scene of the collision.