Young boy ‘critical’ after being struck by car

A police car at Newby Crescent this afternoon (Friday).

A police car at Newby Crescent this afternoon (Friday).

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A young boy is in hospital with critical head injuries after he was struck by a car in Harrogate.

Paramedics rushed to help the six-year-old in Newby Crescent at 5.45pm yesterday, (Thursday), after the accident involving a silver Rover.

He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from serious head injuries, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Neighbours said he had been enjoying playing on a skateboard beforehand.

One resident said the neighbourhood was “shocked” by what happened, adding that everyone was thinking of him.

The driver of the Rover 75, a 68-year-old man from Chepstow, was uninjured. Police are now asking for the public’s help to find out what happened.

TC Steve Gardner, of North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, said: “If you witnessed the collision or saw either the young boy or the car prior to the incident, please contact the police straight away.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Steve Gardner. Alternatively information can be emailed to steve.gardner@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.