Boy taken to hospital after being hit by a car

Police officers and ambulance crews attend the accident at the junction of Gladys Avenue and Northern Parade.     Picture: Steve Reid
Police officers and ambulance crews attend the accident at the junction of Gladys Avenue and Northern Parade. Picture: Steve Reid
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A 10-YEAR-OLD boy was hit by a car in North End and was taken to hospital.

He had been crossing Northern Parade, near to the Gladys Avenue bus stop, to get to the other side of the road with his brother.

As he was crossing he was hit by a red Mercedes A-Class car and sustained injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

He was taken by ambulance to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, for further treatment.

His brother was not injured in the incident, which took place at just after 1pm today.

Police constable Scott Davison of Fratton’s Road Policing Unit, said: ‘A young boy was crossing from one side of the street and was heading towards Hartley Road.

‘He was struck by the car as he was crossing.

‘We spoke to the driver, a 70-year-old man from Havant, breathalysed him and took his details before letting him go.

‘There were no suspicious circumstances into this incident.

‘The boy was conscious and breathing and was taken to hospital.’