Two-year-old Harrogate boy hit by car

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a two-year-old Harrogate boy was taken to hospital after being hit by an alleged drink-driver.

The incident happened yesterday, Friday June 21, at around 6.35pm.

Police say the driver of a Red Mini Cooper was travelling out of Harrogate along Ripon Road but lost control of the car as he attempted a right turn at the junction of Ripon Road and Coppice Avenue.

The toddler - who was taken to Harrogate District Hospital by ambulance - is believed to have sustained only minor injuries and has now been discharged.A man in his 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and released on police bail

Temporary Inspector Paul Cording of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “Thankfully the little boy was not seriously injured despite being dragged along the road, but the incident could have had far more serious consequences.

“We are constantly highlighting the dangers of drinking and driving and it beggars belief that despite all these warnings, people continue to drive after drinking alcohol, knowing the potential consequences.”

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the red Mini prior to the collision or witnessed the actual incident to contact the investigating officer, TC Steve Wright on 101, select option 2 and ask for him by name. Or you can email information to steve.wright1309@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk