A 12-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after he was involved in a collision with a flatbed truck while riding his bicycle in Cambridge on Wednesday.
Waterloo Regional Police tell CJOY News the crash happened at the intersection of Hespeler Road and Can Amera Parkway just before 10:00 a.m.
A family friend has set up a GoFundMe page for Boston Woods.
“He suffered broken legs, broken pelvis, broken elbows, and internal bleeding,” said Lindsay Rehmann on the page.
She said Boston also suffered some ruptured organs, and he has undergone surgery and multiple blood transfusions, but is now listed in stable condition.
“Obviously all the surgeries he is going to need are not going to happen at once, Boston has a long road to recovery,” Rehmann said.
The account was set up for Boston’s parents and the costs they will incur during their son’s recovery.
“When he gets out of the hospital and he’s still in recovery a year from now, two years from now there are things he’s going to need at home that OHIP won’t cover,” Rehmann said in an interview with CJOY News.
As of Friday afternoon, the page had already raised over $17,000.
You can find the page here.
Waterloo Regional Police confirmed that the driver of the flatbed will not be charged.
Officers did say Boston was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.