Six-year-old-boy in critical condition after being hit by a car

The adult cyclist, a man, suffered minor injuries while the boy sustained serious trauma to his head and leg. Credit: PA

A man remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of drug driving in connection with an incident that left a 6-year-old boy in hospital.

Police are appealing for information after the serious collision between a Mercedes Benz, the child and another 35-year-old cyclist on Yarm Road in Eaglescliffe, County Durham at 7.15am Sunday 28 February.The adult cyclist, a man, suffered minor injuries while the boy sustained serious trauma to his head and leg. The six year old boy is still in hospital receiving treatment and is described as being in a critical but stable condition.

Officers have since released a 22-year-old woman, who was with the 24-year-old male, pending enquiries. It is believed the Mercedes travelled through Yarm High Street and then along Yarm Road in the direction of Preston Park prior to the collision.The North East Air Ambulance confirmed that a child had been taken to the James Cook University Hospital with hip injuries after a car collided with a bus stop. Cleveland Fire Brigade confirmed they attended the road traffic collision.