Schoolboy transferred to Edinburgh hospital after being struck by car

Thornbush Road, in Inverness, was shut down for eight hours following the collision on Sunday morning.

Boy, seven, taken to Edinburgh hospital after being struck by Kia Sportage in Inverness © Google Maps 2024

A seven-year-old has been left in hospital after being struck by a car in Inverness.

Emergency services were called to Thornbush Road after receiving reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a white Kia Sportage at around 11.40am on Sunday.

A seven-year-old boy was taken to Raigmore Hospital, before being transferred to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh for further treatment.

His current condition is unknown at this stage.

The road was closed for around eight hours and later reopened at 7.55pm.

Sergeant David Miller, Highlands Road Policing, said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the crash.

“I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around this time and may have seen what happened.

“I am also appealing for anyone with relevant dash-cam or CCTV footage to get in touch on 101, quoting incident 1394 of July 23.”

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