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Boy, 6, struck by car on A66 on Teesside

A boy, aged 6, has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car on a busy dual carriageway on Teesside.

The collision happened on the A66 in Middlesbrough at 4.10pm on Saturday.

This was on the eastbound carriageway, about 50 metres west of the North Ormesby slip road.

A66 North Ormesby slip road (left) Credit: Google Earth

The boy was taken to James Cook University Hospital.

He had suffered a fractured leg, facial injuries and cuts and grazing.

He is said to be in a ‘stable’ condition today.

Cleveland Police have not revealed why the child was on such a busy main route.

They have confirmed that a number of people stopped at the scene to help, and they are being urged to contact the police.

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