Teenage boy taken to hospital after being knocked off bike by ice cream van

Teenage boy taken to hospital after being hit by ice cream van

Teenage boy taken to hospital after being hit by ice cream van

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A TEENAGE boy has been rushed to hospital after an ice cream van knocked him off his bike in Southend.

The boy, thought to be between 13 and 15 years old and a pupil at Futures, was struck by the ice cream van at 4.20pm this afternoon outside Hamstel Junior School.

The ambulance service were called at 4.30pm, a rapid response vehicle and ambulance attended the scene and took the boy to Southend Hospital with potentially serious leg, chest and abdoman injuries.

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6:07pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Southend Andy says...

Hope both the lad & ice cream van driver are ok. Looking at the picture look like the incedent has happened just after the crossing area, did he try to get across before the van?
Hope both the lad & ice cream van driver are ok. Looking at the picture look like the incedent has happened just after the crossing area, did he try to get across before the van? Southend Andy
  • Score: 1

7:01pm Thu 12 Jun 14

PeterM says...

Southend Andy wrote:
Hope both the lad & ice cream van driver are ok. Looking at the picture look like the incedent has happened just after the crossing area, did he try to get across before the van?
Your supposition is rather victim blaming.

Perhaps the ice cream man failed to give the young lad sufficient space, and caught him with his mirror.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: Hope both the lad & ice cream van driver are ok. Looking at the picture look like the incedent has happened just after the crossing area, did he try to get across before the van?[/p][/quote]Your supposition is rather victim blaming. Perhaps the ice cream man failed to give the young lad sufficient space, and caught him with his mirror. PeterM
  • Score: 8

7:14pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Kursaal76 says...

that looks like the ice cream van a 90 odd old lady drives and not very good at it either.
that looks like the ice cream van a 90 odd old lady drives and not very good at it either. Kursaal76
  • Score: -12

7:22pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Stopthecrap says...

Kursaal76 wrote:
that looks like the ice cream van a 90 odd old lady drives and not very good at it either.
It was her and she was very shaken up about it.
[quote][p][bold]Kursaal76[/bold] wrote: that looks like the ice cream van a 90 odd old lady drives and not very good at it either.[/p][/quote]It was her and she was very shaken up about it. Stopthecrap
  • Score: 12

8:14pm Thu 12 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

'Mind that child' obviously didn't apply here.
'Mind that child' obviously didn't apply here. born and raised criminal
  • Score: -4

8:20pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

In the pic it looks like the van is facing one way and the bike in the opposite direction Very odd?
In the pic it looks like the van is facing one way and the bike in the opposite direction Very odd? Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 1

8:49pm Thu 12 Jun 14

lucy10 says...

perhaps the driver flake out
perhaps the driver flake out lucy10
  • Score: -4

8:50pm Thu 12 Jun 14

artytoit says...

It was the well known ice cream van driven by Nancy. Hope the lad will be ok.

http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/9676326.
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It was the well known ice cream van driven by Nancy. Hope the lad will be ok. http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/9676326. Rossi___s_80_years_o f_ice_cream_making/ artytoit
  • Score: 5

10:22pm Thu 12 Jun 14

BIRLIS says...

Yes, that's Nancy's van. She drives so slowly too. Hope all involved recover.
Yes, that's Nancy's van. She drives so slowly too. Hope all involved recover. BIRLIS
  • Score: 9

11:08pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Maddogg says...

If she is really 90, should she be working and driving? Very sorry for this young fella and his family, hope he will be ok.
If she is really 90, should she be working and driving? Very sorry for this young fella and his family, hope he will be ok. Maddogg
  • Score: 3

6:47am Fri 13 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

All driving licences should be revoked, once you get to 70
All driving licences should be revoked, once you get to 70 Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -21

8:02am Fri 13 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

Maddogg wrote:
If she is really 90, should she be working and driving? Very sorry for this young fella and his family, hope he will be ok.
are you sure she's not 99
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: If she is really 90, should she be working and driving? Very sorry for this young fella and his family, hope he will be ok.[/p][/quote]are you sure she's not 99 pembury53
  • Score: 2

8:07am Fri 13 Jun 14

white_van_ man says...

She's got 99 problems but the bike ain't won!!!

Joking aside hope the lads ok and the lady will consider her future
She's got 99 problems but the bike ain't won!!! Joking aside hope the lads ok and the lady will consider her future white_van_ man
  • Score: -5

4:53pm Fri 13 Jun 14

runwellian says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
All driving licences should be revoked, once you get to 70
More accidents are caused by young drivers than the entire driving population pout together ...wait till you get to 70 then decide, assuming a young careless driver doesn't flatten you first!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: All driving licences should be revoked, once you get to 70[/p][/quote]More accidents are caused by young drivers than the entire driving population pout together ...wait till you get to 70 then decide, assuming a young careless driver doesn't flatten you first! runwellian
  • Score: 4

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