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Child (4) seriously hurt in Watford collision

Child (4) seriously hurt in Watford collision

Child (4) seriously hurt in Watford collision

A four-year-old boy was taken to hospital with a serious stomach injury after a road accident in Watford.

Police are appealing for information, witnesses and dash cam footage following the collision yesterday (Friday) morning.

Officers were called at 9.53am to reports of a collision involving a red Peugeot 307 and a pedestrian in First Avenue.

“Officers attended, alongside the ambulance service, and the pedestrian, a four-year-old boy, was taken to hospital with a serious injury to his abdomen,” said a spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Officers remained at the scene and the road was closed at the junction with St Albans Road, with motorists advised to avoid the area and seek an alternative route.

Sergeant Simon Cooper, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “We are still establishing the circumstances of this collision which has left a small child very badly injured.

“Were you in the area? Did you see what happened? Any information you have, no matter how small it might seem, could be vital to our investigation.

“I would also like to urge anyone who was in the area and has a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to please check it. You may have captured something useful so please do have a look and let me know if you think it could be of use to our investigation.

“If you can help, please call the non-emergency number 101 or email me at [email protected] quoting ISR 239 of 21 August.”

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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