Cumbria holiday toddler badly hurt by reversing car

A toddler was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle in a car park while on holiday in Cumbria.

The 18-month-old boy was struck by a reversing car in the grounds of a school in Dalston, near Carlisle, on Monday, police said.

He suffered abdominal, pelvic and leg injuries and had to be stabilised at the scene before being airlifted to a children's trauma centre in Newcastle.

The accident happened in Lime House School car park.

The car was being driven by a 27-year-old man, police said.

The injured boy is being treated in the Paediatric Major Trauma Centre at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The child was on holiday with his family.

A spokesman for the Great North Air Ambulance said: "We would like to extend our best wishes to the family and commend them for remaining calm on scene."

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