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Young boy suffers head injury after Mirfield accident

He is taken to Leeds General Infirmary after accident on West Royd Avenue, Mirfield

A young boy has been taken to hospital with a head injury after hitting a car as he rode his bike out of a junction in Mirfield.

Police were called to West Royd Avenue at 11.43am to reports of a road accident.

Residents say the Year 8 boy, aged 11 to 12, of Castle Hall Academy, came out of West Royd Drive at its junction with West Royd Avenue without looking and hit a silver-coloured Chevrolet Spark+ being driven by a female carer.

The air ambulance landed in Knowl Park but was not needed as medics decided to take the still-conscious boy by road ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

The Chevrolet Spark+ which collided with a young boy at the junction of West Royd Avenue and West Royd Drive, Mirfield, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Janet Knowles, who lives on West Royd Avenue, close to where the accident happened, said she saw the collision. She said: “Unless you look before you turn it’s a bit of a blind corner.”

Another resident who didn’t want to be named, added: “He landed on the bonnet and had a large bump on his head as well as pains across his chest.”

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