Boy, 7, hit by car on way to school in Canford Heath

Sherborn Crescent in Poole Image copyright Google
Image caption Sherborn Crescent was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident

A seven-year-old boy is in a critical condition after being struck by a car on his way to school in Dorset.

The boy was with his parents in the Canford Heath area of Poole when he was hit by a Peugeot 107 shortly after 08:00 BST.

He has been taken to Poole Hospital with critical injuries. Dorset Police said no one else was injured.

Sherborn Crescent, where the crash happened, remains closed.

Insp Matt Butler, of Dorset Police, said: "It is believed there may have been a number of people in the area at the time of the collision and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened to please contact police."

The road has been closed at the junctions with Seatown Close, Henbury Close and Chetnole Close and drivers have been advised to avoid the area.

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