- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson
A five-year-old boy who was hit by a car and left fighting for his life, has been named by his family as Bobby Hughes.
The youngster is believed to have been knocked down by a learner driver on Gabriel Street in Saffron Walden, while playing with other children on the road.
Residents said a young female learner driver, who was driving down the road at the time, pressed the accelerator rather than the brake while trying to avoid him.
Bobby was hit while playing with other children in a quiet cul-de-sac outside his home.
He was flown to Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge and is believed to have suffered serious head injuries and has had to undergo emergency brain surgery.
Speaking from the family home, Sandra, who identified herself as Bobby's grandmother said: "It's my grandson who was hit."
"One of his sisters was here, she actually saw it happen. So obviously she's very traumatised."
Neighbours described Bobby as "the nicest little boy in the world" while another said what a "lovely family" he is from.
Others living on the road described hearing an "almighty screech" as Bobby was hit.
A wooden panel has been used to cover the hole where the home has been damaged.
The car crashed into a property across the road from Bobby's home, where he lives with his parents and two older sisters.
A family friend posted an update on Bobby's condition on Facebook, with the message: "Please pray for Bobby he is 5 years old."