An investigation has been launched after a toddler was rushed to hospital after being hit by a police car on a suburban street.
Emergency services rushed to the scene in the leafy suburb of Pen-Y-Cae in Wrexham, north Wales on Friday afternoon.
The two-year-old boy was injured after being hit on a 20mph road with speed bumps just as schools had closed for the day at around 3.30pm.
North Wales Police have asked anyone who might have seen the incident or who has any information or dashcam footage to come forward.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the 20mph road with speed bumps in Pen-Y-Cae (pictured) in Wrexham, north Wales on Friday afternoon
Neighbour Vanessa Jones, 30, said: ‘The mother was hysterical. As I got there the little boy was trying to stand up.’
People living in the street heard screams and a loud bang when the crash happened outside their homes at about 3.30pm.
Miss Jones said: ‘I was upstairs the bedroom and I could hear some screams.’
She sat with the child as neighbour Hiram Evans, 55, took a pillow, blanket and teddy bear for the child as they waited with the officers for an ambulance.
Mr Evans said: ‘He was conscious all the time. The ambulance was on the scene straight away.’
In a statement, North Wales Police said: ‘A road traffic collision was reported on Ffordd Llanerch in Pen y Cae, involving a police vehicle and a pedestrian who was a two year old child.
‘Colleagues from the Welsh Ambulance Service were also in attendance at the incident and the child has been taken to hospital.’
The two-year-old was injured after being hit by a police vehicle just as schools had closed for the day at around 3.30pm. [File image]
An air ambulance landed at the scene but the boy was taken by road by ambulance to nearby Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Some residents said they were unable to get into their homes for a time as a cordon and several police cars remained at the scene.
PC Kelly Ellis said: ‘We are appealing to anybody who was in the area or may have witnessed the collision that occurred at approximately 3.30pm to contact us.
‘We ask that people avoid the area for the time being while officers carry out investigations at the scene.
‘Witnesses or anybody with information or dash cam footage that could assist the investigation are asked to contact North Wales Police.’
North Wales Police have been contacted to provide an update.