'Young' child taken to hospital after being hit by a taxi near Buckland Park in Portsmouth

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A ‘YOUNG’ child has been taken to hospital with a serious leg injury after being hit by a taxi near a Portsmouth park.

South Central Ambulance Service paramedics were called to the crash in Sultan Road, Buckland at 6.26pm yesterday. 

A still image of a video taken at Buckland Park, Portsmouth, where an air ambulance landed on Sunday, August 18 to help assess a 'young' child who had been hit by a car in Sultan Road at about 6.26pm. Picture: Tee Ahmed

A still image of a video taken at Buckland Park, Portsmouth, where an air ambulance landed on Sunday, August 18 to help assess a 'young' child who had been hit by a car in Sultan Road at about 6.26pm. Picture: Tee Ahmed

An ambulance crew and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, which landed in Buckland Park, treated the child at the scene. 

A land ambulance then took the child to Southampton General Hospital. 

Police said the youngster’s injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. 

Video captured at Buckland Park shows onlookers gathering as the air ambulance leaves the scene at about 7.45pm. 

The child’s gender and age are not yet known. 

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