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Injured 15-year-old only suffered cuts and bruises despite smash
7:10am Saturday 16th June 2012 in Southend
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested for his part in a foolish prank which left a teenager in hospital.
A 15-year-old boy, named locally as Alfie, sustained head injuries after he smashed through the back windscreen of a parked car.
He was on his bicycle while holding on to the back of a moped as it sped along Blyth Avenue, Shoebury, on Wednesday afternoon.
He was hurt after letting go and losing control of the bike, smashing into the burgundy Ford Escort Estate.
It has now been revealed he only suffered cuts and bruises and is not believed to be seriously injured.
Meanwhile, police have arrested a 16-year-old boy at his home address in Shoebury, on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
He has been bailed until August 11, pending further inquiries.
A police spokesman said: “Officers received reports a red moped was involved.
“The 15-year-old cyclist from Shoebury was taken to hospital by ambulance and was treated for cuts and bruises on a ward.”
Meanwhile, Gary Pearson, 26, from The Renown, Shoebury, told how he was standing outside a friend’s house in Blyth Avenue when he saw the commotion.
He said: “They were being really stupid going down the road like that.
“I was talking to my friend and we heard the crash.
“I just saw the boy laying on the road right behind the car.
“I saw he wasn’t moving and my friend and I went straight down there.
“I checked his pulse then he came to and was moving. He was really banged up.
“I was trying to reassure him. I had my hand over his head and a woman got me a tea towel to stop the bleeding.”