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Boy in life-threatening condition after being hit by car in Hyde

Talbot Road in Newton, Hyde, close to the junction with Acresfield Road. Image: Google Maps.

A young boy is in a 'life-threatening condition' in hospital after he was hit by a car whilst riding his scooter in Hyde.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision on Talbot Road in the Newton area at around 5.30pm on Wednesday (1 September). 

Greater Manchester Police have said a Toyota Rav4 had been travelling in an easterly direction along the road, towards the junction of Acresfield Road.

At the same time, a 12-year-old boy was riding a scooter in the opposite direction when both he and the Toyota crashed into each other. 

The boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his head and chest. He remains there in a life threatening condition.

GMP say no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Officers are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information or dash-cam footage that could assist their investigation.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2372.

Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or calls can be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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