UPDATE: Young cyclist suffers severe injuries in Kelmarsh collision

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to an incident in Kelmarsh
The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to an incident in Kelmarsh

A 15-year-old cyclist was airlifted to hospital after suffering life-threatening head injuries in a collision in Kelmarsh on Saturday evening.

The teenager was riding a silver pedal cycle when he was in collision with a blue Volkswagon Caddy, being driven by a 26-year-old woman at 6.20pm on the A508, at the junction with the Arthingworth turn.

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was scrambled to the scene and landed at about 6.46pm.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said: “[The casualty] was sedated before being placed in a medically induced coma at the scene by the DLRAA doctor.

“A pelvic binder was also applied to the patient before he was airlifted to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.”

The motorist was taken to the same hospital by raod ambulance, where she was treated for minor injuries.

The teenager’s current condition is unknown.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision or who may have any information regarding it.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174 615.