Cranwell scooter rider seriously hurt in road collision

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A teenager from the Cranwell area was seriously injured on Saturday evening when his scooter was in collision with a car.

The collision took place at 6.30pm on York Road at the junction with Lincoln Road, Sleaford. A gold Ford Focus driven by a 44-year-old local woman was in collision with a red Gilera scooter ridden by the 17-year-old youth.

The rider of the scooter sustained very serious leg injuries and was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, by air ambulance. He remains in the hospital in a stable condition awaiting surgery on his leg. The Focus driver was not injured.

The road was re-opened at 11:45pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses they know to be near the incident at the time. There was a red VW Golf and a silver Peugeot leaving the car park of Scoffers. Occupants of both cars had just been to the chip shop and police are appealing for these drivers to come forward.

Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision or who saw either vehicle prior to the crash to contact them via the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident number 352 of May 25.