UPDATE: Boy,9, taken to hospital after jumping from moving car window in Portsmouth

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy has been taken to hospital after jumping from a moving car window in Portsmouth.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 9:43 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:52 am
Picture: Google Maps
Picture: Google Maps

Emergency services were called to the junction of Milton Road and Velder Avenue and a lane was closed while the incident was dealt with.

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A South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 08.18 with the caller reporting an approximately nine-year-old boy had jumped out of a car window as it pulled away from traffic lights at approximately 10mph.

‘Nothing untoward/sinister going on – e.g. he wasn’t trying to escape from someone he didn’t know.’

‘We sent an ambulance to the scene and he has been taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.’

The mother of the child, who asked not to be named, said her son was disabled and had ‘no awareness of danger’.

She said: ‘He was in the car seat and the child lock was on, but he managed to get out of the window.

‘He just had concussion, he just felt a bit dizzy and had a headache.’

A police spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 8.22am to a road traffic incident involving one vehicle on Milton Road.

‘A nine-year-old boy was taken to QA with a minor injury.’