Essex

Boy seriously hurt in truck crash in Harlow

A 12-year-old boy suffered serious leg injuries when he was struck by a pick-up truck in Essex.

The incident involved a silver Toyota Hilux outside the entrance to Mark Hall sports centre in London Road, Harlow, on Friday afternoon.

The boy was taken to hospital and his condition is serious but not life-threatening, police said.

A 39-year-old man from Harlow was arrested and bailed on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving.

London Road was closed for more than four hours while police crash investigators carried out initial inquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident at 1335 GMT should contact Essex Police.

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