Child knocked down in Carronshore

Police are warning parents and drivers of road dangers during holiday season
Police are warning parents and drivers of road dangers during holiday season

Police are warning parents about road safety during the school holidays after a nine-year-old boy was knocked down.

The boy was hit by a car as he crossed the road in the Carronshore area on Wednesday at around 5.15pm.

Thankfully, police say he did not sustain any serious injuries and will make a full recovery, but officers are reminding drivers to be more cautious on roads during the summer months and holiday period as there are more kids out playing.

T/PI Thomson said: “If you are a parent or guardian of school age children please to take a few minutes to explain the dangers of crossing and using roads.

“I would ask drivers to be patient and remember that children can be more interested in playing than road safety. Make sure you are not distracted while driving.

“In particular, I would ask drivers to slow down when passing areas such as play parks and community centres.”

Information on road safety is available on the Road Safety Scotland website.