Boy (5) suffers ‘life changing injuries’ in collision with car in Peterborough

The scene at Gunthorpe Ridings. Pic: Dave Radwell
The scene at Gunthorpe Ridings. Pic: Dave Radwell
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A young boy has suffered ‘life changing injuries’ after being involved in a collision with a car in Peterborough this morning (Thursday).

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police said the boy, aged about 5-years-old, was involved in the incident at about 8.45am in Gunthorpe Ridings, Peterborough.

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said the boy had suffered ‘potentially serious head and back injuries.’

The boy was taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further treatment. The police spokeswoman said he had suffered ‘life changing injuries.’

Officers are still at the scene of the incident, and the road has been closed throughout the morning.

Dave Radwell, who lives a few yards away from where the accident happened, said: “It is a shock. The rapid response vehicle was here within four minutes, and the ambulance a couple of minutes later. The boy was put into the ambulance and taken away straight away.”