Six-year-old rushed to hospital after collision with car in Saughton

A SIX-year-old boy was taken to hospital after a collision with a car on a busy crossing.

Friday, 13th January 2017, 2:47 pm
Updated Friday, 13th January 2017, 2:52 pm
The accident took place near Saughton Prison. Stock image; John Devlin

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Witnesses reported seeing the boy, in school uniform, struck by a silver Fiat Panda on Calder Road, close to Saughton Prison, at 3.25pm on Thursday.

He was carried to the pavement by a woman, believed to be his mother, while paramedics were called.

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“A woman came out of one of the houses with some blankets for them. The boy was saying his leg hurt,” said eye witness Danny Fuller, 32, a passenger in a car heading in the opposite direction.

Police confirmed they were called to the scene following a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

The boy was taken to Sick Kids hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A woman was charged under the Road Traffic Act (1988) and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.