Re-appeal over Thurnscoe collision which left schoolboy injured

Police accident.
Police accident.

A school boy was left traumatised and with serious injuries after being struck in the road by a scooter.

Police said the seven-year-old boy was in a taxi with his mum when he suddenly got out and ran across the road.

He was in collision with a man riding an oncoming black Aprilla scooter.

The youngster was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary to be treated for a serious head injury and a fractured knee.

He was kept in overnight for observation but has since been discharged.

He is now recovering at home.

The youngster and his mum did not want to talk about the collision this week.

The incident happened in Merrill Road, Thurnscoe, at the junction with Beach Lea on Tuesday, January 27, at about 7.10pm.

PC Steve Zielinski, of South Yorkshire Police’s road policing unit in Rotherham, said: “It was an extremely traumatic experience for the young boy.

“He is back home now and is on the mend. His injuries were not as bad as was first thought.”

Police are investigating and would like anyone with information to come forward.

PC Zielinski added: “The scooter rider correctly stopped at the scene.

“It was a very unfortunate incident for all concerned.

“But we would like more information about how the scooter was being ridden prior to the incident.

“If anyone was in the area at the time of the incident then please don’t hesitate to contact us with information that could help our investigation.”

The taxi the boy and his mum got out of just prior to the collision was a silver Toyota and police have made attempts to speak to the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Please quote incident number 787 of 27 January 2015 to the operator.

Alternatively call the national Crimestoppers service anonymously on 0800 555 111.