Boy, 10, is injured when 'Segway' scooter collides with truck

Boy, 10, suffers serious leg injuries when his ‘Segway’ scooter collides with Ford Transit flatbed truck

  • Schoolboy was struck by a Ford Transit flatbed in Wythenshawe, Manchester
  • Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly before 3.10pm on Easter Sunday
  • The boy was taken to hospital with a ‘very serious’ leg injury, police confirmed

A 10-year-old boy has been seriously injured after his ‘Segway-style’ scooter collided with a truck on Easter Sunday.

The schoolboy was riding his seated scooter when it was struck by a Ford Transit flatbed truck in Wythenshawe, south Manchester, yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly before 3.10pm and the boy – who has not been named – was taken to hospital with a ‘very serious’ leg injury.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.

A 10-year-old boy has been seriously injured after his ‘Segway-style’ scooter collided with a truck on Easter Sunday. Pictured: Police at the scene

The schoolboy was riding his seated scooter when it was struck by a Ford Transit flatbed truck in Wythenshawe, south Manchester, yesterday afternoon. Pictured: Police at the scene

Officers have called for anyone in the area with CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to come forward. 

Constable Jody Oakley, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘This collision has resulted in a young boy receiving a very serious leg injury and our thoughts are with him as he recovers in hospital.

‘If you were in the area at the time of this incident, have dash cam or CCTV footage, or saw the vehicles prior to the collision, please get in touch.’

Emergency services (pictured) rushed to the scene shortly before 3.10pm and the boy – who has not been named – was taken to hospital with a ‘very serious’ leg injury

The road was cordoned off after the crash and several police vehicles were stationed at the scene.

Traffic was diverted away from the area for several hours.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 1688 of 04/04/2021 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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