8-year-old child hit by car – seriously injured

In a serious traffic accident in Herten, a child was hit by a car and seriously injured. Doctors are fighting for the boy’s life.

An eight-year-old child from Herten suffered life-threatening injuries in an accident. A car hit the boy on Tuesday afternoon and seriously injured him. The boy wanted to cross a street with his scooter when a 55-year-old driver grabbed him and dragged him several meters, as Recklinghausen police spokesman Andreas Lesch told t-online .

Herten’s driver had previously left Feldstraße for Schlage-und-Eisen-Straße. The boy was taken to hospital by rescue helicopter with his mother who had rushed to the scene. The driver also needs medical treatment. A team of emergency advisers is looking after those affected. The police have opened an investigation into the cause of the accident. The intersection was closed for several hours.

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