Young boy seriously injured in Wester Hailes Park

A young boy was seriously injured yesterday afternoon in a road collision which happened about 5pm in Wester Hailes Park. Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses.

The 6-year-old boy was involved in a collision with a Suzuki Swift and suffered a serious injury to his leg.

The driver stopped immediately and is assisting officers with their enquiry.

The boy was taken to the Sick Kids Hospital where he continues to be treated. His injury is not life threatening.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to come forward.

Inspector Andy Gilhooley said: “The child has sustained a very painful leg injury but thankfully was not more seriously injured.

“At this time we are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and anyone who was in the area and witnessed the collision is asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.

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