Child airlifted after being hit by a car in Sunderland

Picture by Chris Sloanes
Picture by Chris Sloanes
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A CHILD was flown to hospital after being hit by a car in Sunderland.

Police were called to Aintree Road, Farringdon, at 3.33pm today after a child pedestrian was struck by a car.

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

The youngster was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary by the Great North Air Ambulance, with injuries that are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference number 696 10/04/15.

Photographer Chris Sloanes captured the airlift in these dramatic pictures.

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes

Picture by Chris Sloanes