Young child struck by car in Lowestoft

The injured child was rushed to the James Paget Hospital. Stock image. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The injured child was rushed to the James Paget Hospital. Stock image. Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

A young child has suffered leg injuries after being struck by a car in Lowestoft yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene in Long Road at around 3.30pm to reports of a collision involving a car and a child.

The child, believed to be a young girl, had suffered a suspected broken leg.

An air ambulance and paramedics and staff from the East of England Ambulance service also attended the scene, later taking the injured child to the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth.

A spokesperson for Suffolk police said that the road was closed while emergency services worked at the scene but was later reopened to traffic at around 4.30pm.


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A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) was called at 3.26pm on March 21 to a report of an incident on Long Road, Lowestoft.

“An ambulance crew, an ambulance officer, and the Essex and East Anglian Air Ambulance response car were dispatched to a report of a collision between a vehicle and a person.

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“The crew treated a young woman who had suffered leg injuries. The young woman was taken to James Paget Hospital for ongoing treatment.”

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