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.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.