Parents of critically injured boy who fell from coach on A47 tell well wishers ‘our focus remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside’

12:22 15 April 2014

Police at the scene of an RTC on the A47 near Tilney All Saints. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Police at the scene of an RTC on the A47 near Tilney All Saints. Picture: Matthew Usher.

© Archant Norfolk 2014

The parents of a nine-year-old boy who was seriously injured after falling from a coach on the A47 at Tilney All Saints have thanked the general public for their support.

Sebastian Goold, of Wansford, was travelling with team mates from Stamford Rugby Club from a mini-rugby tournament at 3.45pm on Sunday when he fell from an exit door on the coach.

He remains in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

His parents Nick and Tracey Goold said: “We would like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to friends and associates at Stamford Rugby Club, and to the wider rugby family, for their well wishes and prayers at what is a deeply distressing time.

“We have received further messages of support from lots of other people, wishing Sebastian well, and these too have been gratefully received.

“However our focus, at this time, remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside and we ask that we are left alone to deal with this as a family and that the media accepts this as our only, but sincerest, statement on the matter.”

The police investigation continues with an examination of the coach due to start today.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Yesterday, 16:00
Sophie in her studio. Picture: Susanna Blavarg.

A former Wisbech Grammar School pupil is making her name for herself with her seasonal cross-stitch creations.

Yesterday, 14:00
Susan Lemmon.

A Fen woman says she is looking forward to her best Christmas for a long time after a charity found her the “perfect” job.

Yesterday, 10:00
The choir with Marie Cunningham at Peckover House.

A youthful school choir has been spreading festive cheer throughout Wisbech.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Student Frank Etherington whose family donated 48 kilos of rice to Thomas Clarkson Academy's food drive.

Students and staff at Thomas Clarkson Academy have donated more than 1,000 items of food to Wisbech food bank this Christmas.

Most read stories

E-edition