Air ambulance called to Washington after boy, 3, hit by car and suffers serious leg injury
A three-year-old has been taken to hospital with a serious injury to his leg after he was hit by a car in Washington.
Emergency services were called to Heworth Road, Washington to reports a child had been hit by an Audi A3 shortly after 5.15pm on Sunday, June 6.
Paramedics treated the three-year-old at the scene for a serious leg injury and requested support from the Great North Air Ambulance, which landed nearby shortly before 6pm.
The road was closed while emergency services treated the boy, who was taken to hospital by road accompanied by the GNAAS doctor and paramedic.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision are now ongoing and anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Just after 5.15pm on Sunday we received a report of a collision between an Audi A3 and a three-year-old boy on Heworth Road in Washington.
"Emergency services attended and the child was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.
"The road was closed for a period of time to ensure the child could receive treatment and for officers to carry out enquiries.
"An investigation into the circumstances around the collision are ongoing and anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 857 06/06/21.”
A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 5.11pm on Sunday to reports of a road traffic collision involving a child. We dispatched a rapid response paramedic, a specialist paramedics and one ambulance crew and request support from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
"One patient was transported to hospital.”