Tayside and Central Scotland

Boy suffers head injuries after being hit by car in Dundee

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Image caption The boy was trying to cross Helmsdale Avenue in Kirkton when he was hit by the green Honda

A seven-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car as he tried to cross the road.

Police, paramedics and a trauma team were called to the scene in Helmsdale Avenue, Dundee, at about 17:00 on Thursday.

The boy was taken to Ninewells Hospital where he was being treated for serious head and leg injuries.

The vehicle involved was a green Honda Civic which was travelling west. The occupants were not hurt.

The road in the Kirkton area of the city was cordoned off while police carried out investigations.

Officers have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.