Bike crash boy still fighting for his life

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A YOUNGSTER is still fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a van while on his bike.

The 11-year-old schoolboy was in Elemore Lane, Easington Lane, on Monday, August 6, when the collision happened.

He suffered serious head injuries in the incident.

The Great North Air Ambuflew the youngster, to the RVI, in Newcastle.

His condition was today described by a police spokesman as “critical, but stable”.

The child’s family are by his bedside.

A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and has been released on police bail.