Boy, 11, airlifted to hospital after being hit by van in Snainton, Scarborough

An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital yesterday after being hit by a van in Snainton, Scarborough.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 11:28 am
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 11:29 am
The incident happened on the High Street in Snainton.

Police and ambulance were alerted to the High Street at 5.07pm after a collision involving a silver Vauxhall Combo van and an 11-year-old boy.

A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Police said: "It appears that the boy stepped from the pavement in front of the slow-moving vehicle. He hit his head on the bonnet and then landed on the floor. He suffered a serious but not believed to be life-threatening head injury."

The boy was taken by air ambulance to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. He was later transferred to Newcastle RVI where he is being kept under observation as a precaution. He's expected to make a full recover in time.

The driver of the van, a 53-year-old man from Thornton-le-Dale, was not injured.

Local diversions were put in place while the emergency services worked at the scene. The road re-opened at 6.21pm.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room quoting reference number 12200008470.