He was airlifted to hospital whereas the opposite 5 children and the grownup have been taken for therapy by highway following the arrival of a fleet of ambulances. The horror accident at the £36,000-a-year Ardingly College in West Sussex occurred at a vacation camp pick-up within the North Quad throughout the school grounds.
Headteacher Ben Figgis stated: “This was a serious incident that caused considerable shock to the children, parents and staff involved.
“We are maintaining in thoughts significantly the youngsters who have been injured and their households.” The driver of the electric Tesla, a 47-year-old woman, was not hurt in Monday’s accident.
The eight-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to St George’s Hospital in south London, where he was continuing to receive treatment.
Investigating police said his injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The Tesla was later taken away from the scene near Haywards Heath on the back of a recovery truck.
Yesterday Sussex Police said three of the children taken by road to hospital had “probably critical accidents”.
Supt James Collis appealed for witnesses to come forward, including those with mobile footage.
He said: “The reason for the collision will type a part of our investigation, and we ask individuals to not speculate at this time.”
The incident got here on the exact same day an investigation was launched within the US into whether or not Tesla vehicles ‑ owned by billionaire Elon Musk ‑ are protected.
US regulators have opened a proper security probe into Tesla Inc’s driver help system Autopilot after a collection of crashes.
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