School support for Colne accident boy

A91XK7 Police line tape
A91XK7 Police line tape

The headteacher of Park High School, Colne, has today passed on pupils and staff’s best wishes to the Year 7 pupil airlifted to hospital after a road accident yesterday.

Dr Paul Parkin said the 11-year-old victim’s mother had told him her son remains in hospital with his injuries but the school was “waiting for confirmation of the full extent of these”.

He went on: “We wish Nathan a speedy and full recovery, hope he is home soon, and look forward to him returning to school.

“This incident does highlight the importance of crossing the road safely, especially in current weather conditions, when the evenings are darker and visibility is reduced. We will continue to teach our students the importance of road safety and will focus on this during assemblies.”

Police received a call just after 3-40pm following the collision involving a Vauxhall Corsa in Rutland Street.

Emergency services attended the scene and an air ambulance took the pupil to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Traffic was diverted while police dealt with the incident.

Yesterday the North West Ambulance Service confirmed there was “no major trauma” although the pupil had suspected spinal injuries.

Following the incident, residents have been discussing road safety in the area.

A meeting regarding the crossing in Byron Road will be held at Byron Road Community Centre between 7pm and 8-30pm on January 30th. Refreshments will be available.