Seven-year-old boy seriously injured after being hit by car

Police are appealing for witnesses after the schoolboy was hit by a Toyota C-HR in Edinburgh.

A seven-year-old boy has been left seriously injured after being struck by a car in Edinburgh.

The child was walking in Portobello when he was hit by a Toyota C-HR on Abercorn Terrace, at around 9.20pm on Wednesday.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

The injured schoolboy was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children for treatment to serious injuries.

Medical staff have described his condition as stable.

The driver of the Toyota was uninjured.

Sergeant Peter Scott of the Edinburgh Road Policing Unit said: “We are carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances which led to this incident.”

“I would urge any witnesses or anyone who have dashcam or private CCTV footage to contact police.”

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