Harrogate toddler hit by van on Knaresborough Road suffers broken leg

Knaresborough Road
Knaresborough Road

A Harrogate toddler suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a Transit van on Knaresborough Road on Saturday afternoon.

The three-year-old boy was crossing the busy street with his mother when he was struck by the van at around 3pm on Saturday, November 7.

The driver of the Transit van stopped following the accident before the toddler was taken to Harrogate Hospital with a broken tibia as well as injuries to his forehead and arm.

After an X-ray revealed the extent of his injuries, the youngster was forced to go under the knife on Sunday to repair his broken tibia and was told today (Monday) that he could leave the hospital.

However, as the hospital does not provide wheelchairs and the toddler is too young for crutches, the family are on the hunt for transport to take him home.

The toddler's grandmother, Tracie Parcell, said she was in a state of shock when she received a call from her daughter telling her about the accident.

She said: "My daughter was beside herself when she called me and when I went down to see them my grandson was incredibly distressed.

"But he's feeling a lot better now. He just wants to get up and out the hospital and be back on his feet. He's a real live-wire, always wanting to be out and about."

Police confirmed that enquiries were ongoing following the accident.