Boy, 8, suffers multiple injuries after being hit by car

Air ambulance at North Shields
Air ambulance at North Shields

An eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a car in North Shields.

The boy suffered multiple injuries, including to his head and neck.

He was treated at the scene by a paramedic and doctor before being flown to Newcastle RVI by the Great North Air Ambulance. He was said to be in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

The incident happened at 6.20pm.