Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 21 September 2019

School pupil badly hurt after being run-over by speeding car

The nine-year-old boy was hit as he walked home from school on Monday

A child was severely injured when he was hit by a speeding car as he walked home from school on Monday.

The nine-year-old was run over in the Nabba area of Sharjah city about 2.25pm.

Police said the boy sustained severe injuries to his body and fractures to both legs. He was taken to Al Qasimi hospital where doctors said he will require extensive surgery to his legs. Police described the child as Asian, without elaborating.

Officers said he was walking on the side of the road.

The driver was taken into custody and being questioned by police.

Updated: September 3, 2019 10:05 AM

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