The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance was called to the children’s play area at Ingram Road, in Boston, last night (Wednesday) to reports a ‘young boy clipped by a van and knocked off his scooter’.
A spokesman for the service confirmed the helicopter was scrambled at 5.26pm and landed on the play area at 5.38pm.
A medical crew of two paramedics and a doctor attended and the eight-year-old boy was then flown to Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham for further assessment and treatment.
His parents reportedly followed by car.
Air Ambulance chief executive Karen Jobling said; “The little boy was a star in the helicopter and we wish him well for his recovery.”
Police also confirmed they had attended the incident at 5.25pm to reports of a collision between a child on a scooter and a car.
They reported the boy had a ‘serious but not life-threatening injury’ to his leg.
They confirmed that reports on social media that the van driver had left the scene of the incident were incorrect.