A nine-year-old boy from the Stamford area is fighting for his life tonight, Sunday, April 13, after he fell from a coach while on his way back from a rugby tournament.
The boy was among a group of 20 children and 10 adults from the Stamford Rugby Club who were on board the 71-seater, double decker coach when the incident happened on the A47 near Tilney All Saints, West Norfolk, at around 3.45pm today.
He suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, where his condition was said to be “critical” a short time ago.
Supt Dave Marshall, of Norfolk Police, said: “This is a serious incident which has left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life.
“The circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach will form part of our investigation and it would be inappropriate to speculate further at this stage.
“The boy’s parents, who were travelling with the teams, are being supported by specially trained officers.”
The party had been on their way home from a tournament held in Holt, North Norfolk, when the incident happened.
No-one else was injured and all the other passengers were taken to a rest centre set up at the King’s Lynn police station, where alternative travel arrangements were made for them.