Bobby’s on the mend after road accident in Houghton Regis

Bobby Harwood
Bobby Harwood

A ten-year-old boxing enthusiast was “heartbroken” after his elbow was shattered in a collision with a motorbike last week.

Bobby Harwood was riding his scooter home from Houghton Regis Primary School when the incident took place on June 9 at around 3.20pm.

Bobby with sister Maddison and brother Billy

Bobby with sister Maddison and brother Billy

As Bobby crossed the road on High Street near Morrisons, a motorcycle came through the stopped cars and ploughed straight into him.

Bobby told the Gazette: “I was hit by a motorbike. He hit me on my right arm and then my leg.

“I got back up and then I collapsed and I don’t remember much more.”

As Bobby lay in the middle of the road, his uncle, Mark Ashley – who was stuck in the traffic – got out to see what all the commotion was about.

He kept the shocked boy company as an off-duty nurse assisted him before paramedics arrived.

Bobby’s mum Lisa Harwood said: “I was picking up my other children and I got the phonecall to say Bobby had been hit.”

Immediately, Lisa rushed to the scene as ambulance were preparing to take Bobby to Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

She said: “He was panicking and quite upset when I got there.

“The paramedic said it was the third accident he’d attended at that crossing.

“When he went to the hospital they noticed he was in agony. He’s got a really complicated fracture to his arm. All the bone and his elbow was shattered.

“He’s heartbroken because he loves boxing.”

Bobby added: “My arm felt like it was numb. I remember all the nurses and my mum gathering around me, and my uncle was there.”

Asked how his arm felt now, Bobby said: “It’s a bit itchy.”

Beds Police investigated the incident.

PC Tanveer Hussain from the tri-force roads policing unit, said: “Thankfully the young boy involved in this road traffic collision is recovering well from his injuries at home.

“The driver of the vehicle involved was reported at the scene for driving without due care and attention and will await court proceedings.”