Teenager airlifted to hospital after Kettering crash

A teenage cyclist was flown to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Kettering this morning (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 9:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 10:28 am
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The victim was involved in a collision with a black BMW i3 in Barton Road, near Wicksteed Park, at about 7.40am.

A police spokesman said he was airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with injuries that are described as serious but “not believed to be life-threatening”.

The road is closed between St Botolph’s Road and Windmill Avenue and it is expected to remain closed for a few hours for investigation work.

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The spokesman said: “We are asking motorists to avoid the area.”

Doctors later confirmed the teenager’s injuries were not life-changing or life-threatening, but he will require surgery for a fractured left wrist and right femur.

No arrests have been made in connection with the crash.

Anyone who witnessed or has information about the incident is asked to call the ‘Drivewatch Hotline’ on 0800 174615, citing incident 92 of May 21, 2019.