Boy still ‘serious’

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A BOY who suffered head injuries after being hit by a van while riding his bicycle is still in a serious but stable condition.

The 11-year-old was hurt on Monday morning while playing in Elemore Lane, Easington Lane.

He was airlifted to the RVI in Newcastle by the Great North Air Ambulance about half-an-hour after the collision.

Paramedics and a doctor were seen checking the schoolboy over before putting him in the air ambulance for the seven-minute journey.

The incident has shocked the community in Easington Lane.

A number of residents rushed to the scene just after the incident took place.

Elemore Lane was closed for four hours after the smash.

A 49-year-old man arrested on suspicion of careless driving has been bailed pending further inquiries.