Boy, 11, hit by car on Hayling Island pedestrian crossing

March 1962 and a naval rating signals Halt to more conventional traffic as the Saunders-Roe SRN1 crosses the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent and returns to HMS Ariel, now the site of the Hovercraft Museum. Roles such as anti-submarine warfare, air-sea rescue and mine countermeasures were foreseen.						                                Pictures courtesy Amberley Publishing

Spotlight hovers over Lee-on-the-Solent museum

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AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing.

The youngster, from Hayling Island, was riding his bike across Beach Road in Hayling Island when the incident happened.

The boy was hit by a Black Hyundai being driving by a 73-year-old Havant man at about 3.40pm yesterday.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was deployed to the scene.

However the boy was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham by land ambulance with head and neck injuries.

His injuries were initially thought to be life-threatening.

However police say he is now in a stable condition and making a good recovery.

The road was shut for up to two ours while accident investigators examined the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101 Quoting Operation Roundwood.

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