Eleven-year-old boy taken to hospital after road incident in Whitburn

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A schoolboy was taken to hospital after a road traffic incident in South Tyneside.

The 11-year-old was involved in the incident in Mill Lane, Whitburn, yesterday afternoon, Monday, January 30, and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson confirmed emergency services had been called and the boy had needed treatment: “Shortly before 3.30pm yesterday, we received a report that a vehicle had collided with an 11-year-old boy on Mill Lane, Whitburn.

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Emergency services attended and the boy was taken to hospital for treatment on injuries not believed to be life-threatening.”

The collision occurred in Mill Lane, WhitburnThe collision occurred in Mill Lane, Whitburn
The collision occurred in Mill Lane, Whitburn

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said one ambulance had been sent to the scene: "We received a call at 15:20 on Monday to a road traffic collision between a child and a vehicle on Mill Lane in Whitburn.

"We sent one emergency crewed ambulance crew and a clinical team leader and took the patient to Sunderland Royal hospital for further treatment."