Boy in critical condition after coach fall

A nine year-old's in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a moving coach on the A47 in Norfolk.

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Boy critically injured after falling from a coach is named locally

The double decker coach from which Sebastian Goold fell and suffered life-threatening injuries Credit: Lynn News

A 9-year-old boy from Lincolnshire who fell out of the back of a coach has been named locally as Sebastian Goold.

He was part of a team returning to Stamford from a Rugby tournament in Norfolk. The coach was on the A47 near Kings Lynn. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.

His club say they are shocked at what has happened.

Coach examined after boy's fall

A nine-year-old boy in critical condition in hospital after falling from a moving coach in Norfolk may have been injured after a door opened suddenly, police have said.

The boy, who was returning to his home in Lincolnshire after playing in a tournament in Norfolk for Stamford Rugby Club, was hurt after the incident on the A47 near King's Lynn.

Norfolk Police confirmed the boy's father was travelling on board the 71-seater double-decker coach while his mother travelled in a car as part of the convoy.

The youngsters were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt Rugby Club in North Norfolk.

The coach is being held in a secure compound where it is being examined by police and officials from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

Inspector Chris Brooks said: "This is a very difficult time for the boy's family and we have specially trained officers supporting them.

"As a result of initial inquiries we know just prior to the incident that people were queuing for the toilet.

"Somehow, the door has opened and the boy has fallen from the moving coach.

"We will also be speaking to other people who were on board at the time of the incident and it would be inappropriate to speculate on possible causes at this stage."

The boy has been transferred from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact the serious collision investigation team at Norfolk Police on 101.

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Police to examine coach after boy seriously injured

A nine-year-old boy who was seriously injured after falling from a coach as it travelled on the A47 near King’s Lynn yesterday remains in a critical condition.

The boy was initially taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Police are today continuing with investigations into the circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach as it travelled on a stretch of single carriageway at Tilney All Saints.

The incident happened shortly before 3.45pm as the team travelled home from Stamford Rugby Club.

"As a result of initial enquiries we know just prior to the incident that people were queuing for the toilet. Somehow, the door has opened and the boy has fallen from the moving coach.

"The coach was recovered yesterday and is being kept in a secure compound. The vehicle will be examined by police and VOSA investigators and this is the focus of our enquiry at this stage.

"We will also be speaking to other people who were on board at the time of the incident and it would be inappropriate to speculate on possible causes at this stage.”

– Inspector Chris Brooks, from roads policing
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Neil Jolly, the chairman of Stamford Rugby Club, has been talking to ITV's Michael Billington about the incident in which a 9-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from a moving coach in Norfolk.

A total of 20 children and 10 adults were on board the 71-seater coach at the time of the incident.The youngsters are from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire and were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt in North Norfolk when the incident happened.

9-year-old boy badly injured in coach fall

A nine-year-old boy has suffered "life-threatening injuries" after falling from a coach in Norfolk, police have said.

Officers in Norfolk said nobody else was injured in the incident, on the A47 trunk road near King's Lynn.

"The boy has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with life-threatening injuries.

"A number of other people were on board the coach at the time and no other passengers were injured."

– Norfolk Police spokesman

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

A total of 20 children and 10 adults were on board the 71-seater coach at the time of the incident.

The youngsters are from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire and were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt in North Norfolk when the incident happened.

"This is a serious incident which has left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life.

"The circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach will form part of our investigation and it would be inappropriate to speculate further at this stage.

"The boy's parents, who were travelling with the teams, are being supported by specially trained officers."

– Superintendent Dave Marshall

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Norfolk: Boy fighting for his life after falling from moving coach on the A47

A nine year-old's in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a moving coach. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A nine year-old's in a critical condition in hospital after falling from a moving coach on the A47 in Norfolk.

It happened yesterday afternoon when the boy fell from a door towards the back of a double-decker at Tilney All Saints.

The group were returning to Lincolnshire after playing at a youth rugby tournament in Holt in North Norfolk.

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