Boy in hospital after crash

9 April 2018, 17:13

Edinburgh sick kids hospital outside

A five-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car near a hotel.

The collision happened on the A72 Innerleithen Road near the west entrance to the Peebles Hydro Hotel at around 7.45pm on Sunday.

The child was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh by ambulance.

Police are appealing for information about the crash which involved a Vauxhall Insignia car travelling east.

Sergeant Neil Inglis said: "As a result of this collision the young boy sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital receiving treatment.

"I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to contact us as soon as possible.

"Similarly anyone with information that can assist with our ongoing inquiries is asked to get in touch."

The road in the Borders was closed for around three hours after the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit at Galashiels via 101, quoting incident number 3660 of April 8.