Boy, 4, rushed to hospital after being hit by car in the street

A little boy was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in the street.

Emergency services were called to Rodney Street, in Birkenhead, shortly before 5pm on Monday after reports of a crash.

The four-year-old was knocked down by a Toyota Yaris when he was reportedly playing outside his home.

Police officers quickly put a road closure in place around the scene of the crash and paramedics began treating the boy.

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Crowds gathered in the road to check on the child before the ambulance left the area a short time later.

After the paramedics left with the boy, Merseyside Police confirmed that he had suffered a leg injury and would receive treatment at hospital.

The driver of the car involved stopped at the scene and is helping police with their investigation.

A spokesperson for the force told the ECHO: "We were contacted at 4.40pm today, Monday 1 June, following reports of a collision between a four year-old boy and a car in Birkenhead.

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Police scene on Rodney Street, Birkenhead, after four-year-old boy hit by car

"Officers were called to Rodney Street following reports of the collision involving a Toyota Yaris.

"The boy has been taken to hospital with a leg injury.

"The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is helping with enquiries.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to DM @MerPolTraffic quoting reference 761 of 1 June."

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