A road in Crookhorn remains closed following a collision this afternoon.
Emergency services rushed to Crookhorn Lane just after 12 today. An air ambulance was also sent to the scene and landed close by in the grounds of neighbouring Oaklands School and, following a preliminary assesment, the student was rushed by air to the specialist neurological unit at Southampton General Hospital. The incident involving a local boy is near to the Crookhorn College
A 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with a serious skull fracture and other injuries. A coat remains in the middle of the road as police carry out their investigations. Witnesses claim the youngest was hit by a passing car when trying to cross yards from a crossing
A spokesman from South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 12.10pm today to a crash between a car and a cyclist. The cyclist was flown by air ambulance to hospital after being given treatment by the air ambulance doctor and rapid response paramedic."
Buses serving the area have also been put on diversion. Attempts to reopen part of the road by using the buses lanes is being made by Police officers at the scene.
The teenager's cousin, Alice Langford, was amongst several family members to take to social media to thank both those who had assisted at the scene and the many who had posted their thoughts and well-wishes.
She paid special mention to four Uniformed Services students, Tristan Thompson, Ivan Austin, Joshua Chennell and Daniel Lewis, who not only assisted at the scene but helped to comfort distressed and shocked fellow students.
"Thank you everyone for your support and prayers," she said "He's still in Southampton. He's awake, talking, in pain (on morphine!). He has some injuries, so having more tests and scans."
Ms Langford said of the Uniformed Services students, "I feel you guys should all be appreciated and have the college know how proud they should be!"