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Strathclyde Police seek witnesses after 12-year-old cyclist struck by bus

Youngster seriously injured in Saturday lunchtime incident

Strathclyde Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old boy out riding his bike was seriously injuredafter being struck by a bus.

The accident happened at around 12.30pm on Saturday afternoon on the A760 Kilbirnie Road near the RSPB’s Lochwinnoch Bird Sanctuary.

The youngster, who has not been named, was taken to Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital and subsequently transferred to Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital, according to STV News, which added that a female passenger on the bus had also been treated for minor injuries.

Any witnesses with information about the incident are urged to contact Strathclyde Police on 01389 822042.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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