Child suffers head injuries after being hit by car in busy Kettering road

A pedestrian, believed to be a child, was hit by a car outside Carpet Right in Northfield Avenue, Kettering
A pedestrian, believed to be a child, was hit by a car outside Carpet Right in Northfield Avenue, Kettering

A child who was hit by a car in Kettering yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, July 2) has been taken to Kettering General Hospital for treatment.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said a car collided with the youngster outside the Carpet Right shop in Northfield Avenue at about 4.45pm. Officers closed off part of the road at 4.50pm.

A pedestrian, believed to be a child, was hit by a car outside Carpet Right in Northfield Avenue, Kettering

A pedestrian, believed to be a child, was hit by a car outside Carpet Right in Northfield Avenue, Kettering

It is believed the driver of the vehicle involved stopped at the scene, and the police spokesman has said no arrests have been made.

A spokesman for the East Midlands Ambulance Service said the child had sustained head injuries. The child was taken from the scene by ambulance at about 5.30pm.

The child’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Police shut the northbound carriageway of the section of Northfield Avenue leading from the Rothwell Road roundabout towards Asda while they and paramedics dealt with the incident.

At least five police cars were on the scene.

It meant there were long tailbacks in an area of town which is already often busy during rush hour.