( Via York Press) A boy has been airlifted to hospital following a serious incident with a bus in York this morning.
The 11-year-old cyclist was hit by the number 4 service on Tadcaster Road near to the junction with Pulleyn Drive at 8.10am and was trapped underneath the vehicle.
He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from injuries to his arms and legs after being attended to by a doctor who crawled underneath the bus to treat the youngster.
Tadcaster Road near St Helen's Road was shut to allow the Air Ambulance to land at the scene and take the boy to hospital.
Mum-of-four Janet Scally, 41, was travelling behind the bus in a car when she saw incident unfold.
She said: "There was a doctor on the scene who was going to work and he crawled under the bus to calm him down.
"I've got kids at school who are the same age and you put yourself in that position of being a mum.
"I was worried about the bus driver because I could see how worried he was, but when you are a mum your heart goes out to the family and you want them to be with their son as quickly as possible."
The road was closed between Pulleyn Drive and the traffic lights at Hob Moor for more than four hours while officers carried out an investigation.
First York bus services have been disrupted by the crash.
The number 3 is delayed by 35 minutes while 4, 6, 12 and 13 are running more than 10 minutes behind schedule.
A spokesman for First Group said: "This morning at approximately 8.20am one of our service 4 buses heading to Acomb was involved in a collision when a cyclist came off the pavement and onto Tadcaster Road.
"First representatives attended the scene and we are working closely with the Police as part of the investigation into the incident."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote reference number NYP-23012015-0064.