Boy, four, hit by car on street remains in hospital

Police have given an update on the condition of a four-year-old boy hit by a car in Birkenhead yesterday.

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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Today the force confirmed the boy remains in hospital with "serious leg injuries."

Rodney Street, Birkenhead

A spokesman said enquiries into the incident were ongoing.

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.

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A spokesperson for the force told the ECHO yesterday: "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.

"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.

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"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."