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TEENAGER AIRLIFTED AFTER VAN COLLISION

victoriaroadcowescyclistcollisionUPDATED: Emergency services were called to the scene of a collision between a young cyclist and a van in Cowes this morning (Wednesday).

The incident occurred shortly before 06:30 in Victoria Road when a Mercedes Sprinter van came into contact with a cyclist

Paramedics raced to the scene, transferring the casualty to a spinal board and onwards to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.

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Southern Vectis’ Route 1 buses were effected by the incident for a short period, diverting via Gordon Road and Granville Road in the town for around 15 minutes.

The incident has now been cleared and the road has reopened.

UPDATED @ 09:55 – A spokesperson for St Mary’s Hospital has confirmed that the teenage boy was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital this morning suffering from serious head injuries after his condition deteriorated.

UPDATED @ 10:10 – Hampshire Constabulary are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the serious collision at 06:20 this morning. Any witnesses are asked to contact Police by calling 101.

**SPECIAL UPDATE***

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This story was just the start for 14-year-old Michael, who underwent a life-saving operation at Southampton General Hospital. His story has been documented by ITV in their new series, Trauma: Level One. You can catch up with the program at http://143.95.60.146/~islandec//news/youngster-collides-with-van/

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