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Boy, 9, Fighting For His Life After Falling From Moving Coach

14/08/2014 17:00 | Updated 20 May 2015

Boy, 9, fighting for life after falling from moving coach

A nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life after falling from a moving coach on a busy road.

The boy was on board the double-decker coach with a rugby team, travelling back from a tournament, when he fell from a door towards the back.

Emergency services were called to the A47 in Norfolk at 3.46pm and the boy was rushed to hospital.

He is now in a critical condition with 'life threatening injuries' at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in nearby King's Lynn.

Thirty passengers, 20 children and 10 adults, from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire were on board the 71-seater coach.

They were traveling home after playing in a tournament at Cromer in north Norfolk when the incident happened. Police said no one else was injured.

Superintendent Dave Marshall said: "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."

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