UPDATE: Dundee boy, 11, struck by van suffers ‘serious’ leg injuries

An 11-year-old boy who was struck by a van in Dundee earlier today has suffered serious leg injuries.

Officers at the scene

Emergency services rushed to the incident which occurred at around 3.30pm on Charleston Drive near to Etive Garden, following the report of a road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a Ford van.

The schoolboy suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the van was uninjured.

Police at the scene earlier today.

Officers were seen to be covering up the van involved with tarpaulin.

One witness said: “I just saw a figure on the ground underneath the wheels.

“I wasn’t sure if they had collapsed or if they had been hit. It didn’t look like they were moving.

“There quite a big presence in terms of emergency services.”

A spokesman said: “Police Scotland have attended at a road traffic collision in Charleston Drive, Dundee, about 3:35pm today involving a van and a pedestrian.

“An 11-year-old boy has been taken to Ninewells Hospital with leg injuries. Enquiries are continuing into the incident.”