UPDATE (5.20pm): Four-year-old boy suffers head injury after being ‘struck’ by car in Northumberland

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

A four-year-old boy has suffered a head injury following an accident involving a car in Northumberland today.

Emergency services were called to Prince Edward Road, Berwick, at lunchtime, after the collision between the young pedestrian and the vehicle.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) flew the boy to Newcastle’s RVI hospital and the youngster was ‘stable’ on arrival.

A spokesman for the GNAAS said: “We were called to Berwick where a four-year-old boy had been hit by a car. He was treated at the scene by paramedics from the ambulance service and then by the GNAAS doctor, before he was flown to the RVI hospital. The flight took 20 minutes and the boy was stable on arrival. He sustained a head injury, but it is unclear how serious this is.”

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “We were called by a member of the public alerting us to a child who had been struck by car in Berwick. The air ambulance took the patient, who was conscious, to the RVI in Newcastle.”

The road was closed in both directions as officers carried out an investigation at the scene, but it reopened at around 4pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the collision is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting log number 529 27/03/15.

UPDATE: Ambulance crew takes nearly an hour to reach injured boy