PICTURES: Teen fighting for life in car collision

Emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision last night. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision last night. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

A 16-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was involved in a collision with a car.

The incident occured in Halewick Lane, Sompting according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Pictures show it was at the A27 junction.

Emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision on Saturday night. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision on Saturday night. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

A fire service spokesperson said they were contacted just after 8.30pm and two fire engines and a heavy rescue vehicle were sent to the scene from Worthing Fire Station with an officer.

They confirmed that the collision involved a car and a 16-year-old male pedestrian, and added that he was treated at the scene by a doctor from the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance. Paramedics were also at the scene.

The boy was then flown by helicopter to hospital. Reports suggest the boy is in a very serious condition.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said that they sent six units to the scene.

Emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision last night. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Emergency services at the scene of a road traffic collision last night. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

After assisting fire and rescue crews and the ambulance services they put up a road closure, which remained in effect until just before 1am when roads were reopened.

A spokesperson for the air ambulance has given an update on the incident. Read it here.

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