Appeal for witnesses after five-year-old boy sustains serious injuries in Peebles collision

The incident happened on the A72, near the western entrance to the Peebles Hydro Hotel.
The incident happened on the A72, near the western entrance to the Peebles Hydro Hotel.

Witnesses are being sought after a five-year-old boy was hospitalised due to being hit by a car in Peebles last night.

The collision happened at around 7.45pm on Sunday, April 8, on the A72 Innerleithen Road near to the Peebles Hydro Hotel, when the boy was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Insignia car which was travelling east, near to the west entrance of the hotel.

The five-year-old was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh by the Scottish Ambulance Service with serious injuries.

Police attended and the road was closed for approximately three hours while investigations were conducted.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses and are asking anyone with information to help with ongoing inquiries to come forward.

Sergeant Neil Inglis from Police Scotland’s road policing unit based at Galashiels 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.”

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit at Galashiels via 101, quoting incident number 3660 of April 8.