Boy, aged nine, hit by car on Sheffield road

Buchanan Road, in Parson Cross (pic: Google)
Buchanan Road, in Parson Cross (pic: Google)
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A nine-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Sheffield this evening.

The boy was involved in a collision with a car on Buchanan Road, in Parson Cross, at around 6pm today.

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Police said the youngster was taken to hospital with a leg injury which was not believed to be serious or life-threatening.

The road was closed following the crash, which took place between the junctions with Collinson Road and Lindsay Avenue, but it has since reopened.

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A 12-year-old boy was last year seriously injured on the same stretch of road, spending eight weeks in hospital after breaking both legs, fracturing his skull and neck and sustaining bleeding to the brain when he was hit by a car.