Boy seriously injured after being knocked down by a car in Portsmouth

ACCIDENT Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth.
ACCIDENT Emergency services at the scene of the incident in Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth.

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A young boy has been seriously injured after he was in collision with a car.

The lad, eight, was involved in the accident with a taxi at about 8.30am today. He was trapped beneath the vehicle.

It happened at the junction of Jervis Road and Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, Portsmouth, and the air ambulance landed nearby in Alexandra Park.

Hampshire fire and rescue service sent two engines from Cosham and one from Southsea to the scene.

Witnesses said staff from a nearby garage used jacks to lift the car off the boy before he was placed behind a screen.

Hampshire Police said they believed the boy’s injuries were not life threatening however they are serious.

The boy was taken to hospital via ambulance.

Twyford Avenue has been reopened to traffic.