Prayers for young boy after Tydd Gote road accident

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Tydd St Mary is united in prayer for a seven-year-old boy critically injured after being hit by a car near the village.

The boy, named locally as Seth Dixon, is under observation in hospital after he was struck by a green Ford Mondeo in Station Road, Tydd Gote, just after 4pm on Friday.

It is thought the youngster was walking from his home in the village to a Christmas fayre at Tydd St Mary Primary School when the accident happened.

Seth was treated at the scene and then airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where he is currently under sedation.

Rev David Oxtoby, priest-in-charge of Sutton Bridge and Tydd St Mary, said: “I went to see Seth and his mum at the hospital where her son is peaceful and receiving treatment.

“He has a number of injuries that the medical staff are confident will heal and repair in time.

“What is unknown though is the extent of Seth’s other injuries and that will be discovered when he is brought round from sedation.

“Seth’s family, including his grandmother, the support of the church and the community so our prayers and thoughts are with them.”

News of the accident was broken to children and staff at Tydd St Mary Primary School, where Seth is a pupil, on Monday by headteacher Sonya Ripley and Mr Oxtoby who led a candlelit vigil for the youngster.

Mr Oxtoby said: “We prayed together for Seth and lit a candle to remember him, his mother, grandmother and also the other family involved who I know are devastated by the accident”.

Mrs Ripley added: “Seth is in the best place possible and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this very difficult time.”

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “The collision involved a young boy and a green Ford Mondeo from the Wisbech area.

“The boy is expected to remain in hospital for some days yet.”

Anyone who saw the accident should call the Lincolnshire Police Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855 or 101, quoting incident 318 of December 5.