Boy, nine, seriously injured in collision as he ran towards ice cream van

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A NINE-year-old boy suffered serious head and leg injuries after he was hit by a car as he ran into a road towards an ice cream van.

The child was struck by a Vauxhall Astra on Nethershire Lane, Shiregreen, when he ran into the road from behind a parked car - towards an ice cream van parked on the other side of the road.

Police said the youngster suffered serious head and leg injuries in the collision and was rushed to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for treatment.

The accident happened just before 6pm yesterday and the boy was detained in hospital overnight.

The Astra involved in the collision was being driven by a 21-year-old man at the time as he approached the junction with Perkyn Avenue and passed between a row of parked vehicles on one side of the road and an ice cream van on the other.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and want to hear from the ice cream driver who may have seen what happened.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 and quote incident number 906 of September 21.