Boy seriously injured after being hit by car in Leeds UPDATED

The incident scene. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
The incident scene. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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A YOUNG boy was seriously hurt today after being hit by a car in Leeds.

The nine-year-old was struck by the Vauxhall Astra on Chapeltown Road at about 8.45am.

He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious head injuries, although his condition was not said to be life-threatening.

The boy, who is from the local area, is believed to have been in the road when he was hit by the car.

His mum is understood to have been present either at the time of the accident or immediately afterwards.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed that the car had stopped at the scene.

Witnesses are asked to contact the east Leeds roads policing group via the West Yorkshire force’s 101 phone number.

Chapeltown Road was closed in both directions between Savile Road and the A58 Barrack Road following the accident, causing long delays for rush-hour motorists.

Buses were also forced to make diversions to avoid the area, with the 2, 3, 3A and 48 among the services affected.

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