Boy, 9, knocked down by car in Portsmouth

11/10/11     MA''Police in Chatsworth Avenue in Cosham investigate where a child was knocked over by a car.''Picture: (113610-7)
11/10/11 MA''Police in Chatsworth Avenue in Cosham investigate where a child was knocked over by a car.''Picture: (113610-7)
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A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy is seriously injured in hospital after being hit by a car.

The boy was knocked down by a blue Skoda Octavia while crossing Chatsworth Avenue, Cosham, around 8.40am.

He was taken by ambulance to Queen Alexandra Hospital with fracture injuries.

The driver, a 26-year-old man, was shaken but uninjured.

Chatsworth Avenue is likely to remain closed at its junctions with Dovercourt Road and Pitreavie Road until about 11am.

Sergeant Shaun Hopkins from the Fratton Roads Policing unit said: ‘Chatsworth Avenue is a 20mph limit route. From our initial enquiries it looks as though the boy was struck after running out into the road. We’re continuing to build a picture of exactly what happened, however, so I’d still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Hopkins at Fratton police station, quoting Operation Barbour, on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity 0800 555 111.