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Boy, 10, suffers serious head injury after being hit by a car on Park Road in Dingle

A stretch of Park Road in Dingle was closed yesterday evening (10 July) after a serious accident.

A 10-year-old boy was left with serious injuries after being hit by a car. The schoolboy was taken to Alder Hey hospital suffering from a head injury following the incident.

Park Road Park Street Junction in Dingle, Liverpool
The junction of Park Road and Park Street in Dingle where the accident happened

Emergency services were called to Park Road at approximately 5.10pm after reports of an incident involving a pedestrian and a black-coloured Audi car.

Witnesses at the scene said they saw paramedics treating the boy for 20 minutes or so before taking him away in an ambulance for further treatment.

Park Road was closed at the junction with Park Street by Merseyside Police to allow for a forensic examination of the crash scene. The driver of the Audi stopped at the scene and is helping with police enquiries.

One witness who was sat at a nearby bus stop at the time of the accident commended the emergency services for their response time. She told the Liverpool Echo:

“The driver got out straight away and was calling for help but I stayed where I was because there was a lot of people gathering.

“The ambulances were here in no time. They worked on him for about 20 minutes before they left.”

Witnesses also described how lots of onlookers rushed to try to to help the boy and look after the driver. A large crowd did gather and were being asked to move out of the way by police as a cordon was set up around the scene.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact MSOC Roads Policing on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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