PARAMEDICS were called when a six-year-old boy was hit after running into the path of an oncoming car.
The accident happened shortly before 5.40pm, in Crow Lane, Herrington.
The youngster, who was with his father at the time, only received minor injuries.
The accident, near the 2nd Herrington Scout Hut, was reported to police, and officers attended along with the ambulance service.
A spokesman for the police said the boy was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital as a precaution.