Teenage driver cautioned after pupils injured

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A teenage driver has been dealt with by police after three schoolboys were involved in a collision with a car in Thornton.

As reported in yesterday’s Gazette, the three boys, all Year Nine pupils at Millfield Science and Performing Arts College, on Belvedere Road, Thornton, were involved in a collision with a car at 3.10pm on Friday on Lawsons Road.

Two of the boys were taken to hospital, one suffering a broken jaw and the other sustaining a broken foot, while a third boy suffered minor injuries.

Police have since interviewed a 19-year-old man in connection with the incident.

PC Mark Park, of Fleetwood Police, said: “A 19-year-old man has been interviewed under caution in relation to the collision.

“He has been reported for driving without due care and attention and will be attending a driver’s awareness course.

“It is fortunate the teenagers involved were not more seriously injured and I would like to take this opportunity to urge all motorists to drive safely and within the confines of the law.

“We are committed to reducing the number of people killed and injured on the county’s roads and we will continue to use enforcement, engagement and education of drivers to help us achieve this.”

Headteacher Sean Bullen said the three boys had been “very brave”.