A TEENAGER remains in a serious condition after a car accident in Mirfield.
Paperboy Declan Newsome was knocked from his bike on Hopton Avenue after colliding with a car early on Monday morning.
The 15-year-old was then airlifted by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter to Leeds General Infirmary.
Police confirmed the Castle Hall Academy pupil was still in a serious condition but was stable.
Castle Hall Academy principal Andy Pugh said: “On behalf of the whole academy community, we would like to send out thoughts and prayers to Declan and his family at this difficult time.”
The accident happened just metres away from Clr Vivien Lees-Hamilton’s home.
She said: “My thoughts are with the young boy and his family at this time.
“The lad delivers papers around here and lots of people are familiar with him.
“We have had concerns about this road for quite some time and I did put forward some traffic calming measures.
“About 18 months ago, I had a community call for speed cameras, but cabinet members turned it down.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision which happened at around 7.35am.
It involved Declan on his bike and a silver-coloured Suzuki.
Hopton Avenue was closed until 10.53am while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Witnesses are asked to contact the crash inquiry team on 01924 293 047 or via 101.