Car mounts pavement and hits nine-year-old at junction

The incident occurred at around 4.50pm on Thursday in West Lothian.

Nine-year-old treated by paramedics in West Lothian after car mounts pavement to hit him Google Maps

A nine-year-old boy required treatment after a car mounted the pavement and struck him in West Lothian.

Emergency services were called to reports of a crash on Whitehill Road near its junction with Yule Terrace at around 4.50pm.

A dark-coloured Vauxhall Insignia mounted the pavement next to four pedestrians and then drove off.

The schoolboy sustained minor injuries and was treated by ambulance staff at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Officers are now trying to trace the car and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Sergeant Scott Kirkpatrick said: “We are asking for anyone who was in the area around the time of the crash, or anyone with information about the vehicle involved, to please get in touch.

“We are also asking anyone with dash-cam footage that could assist with our ongoing enquiries to establish the full circumstances to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2329 of Thursday, November 3, 2022. 

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