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.
– Inspector Chris Brooks, from roads policing
"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.”