Boy, 10, knocked down by car

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A 10-year-old boy was knocked down on New­ton Farm Road on Mon­day night.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened around 6pm. Eye­wit­nesses said the lad was on the road near the path con­nect­ing the street with Aca­cia way when he was struck by the car.

He was taken to hos­pi­tal, but thank­fully his in­juries were not lifethreat­en­ing.

Po­lice are be­lieved to be treat­ing the in­ci­dent as an ac­ci­dent and are not pur­su­ing crim­i­nal charges against the driver.

Mem­bers of the Face­book page, All About Cam­bus­lang, were left stunned at the in­ci­dent.

One per­son who said the seen the in­ci­dent said:“I wit­nessed it, was hor­ri­ble, felt so sorry for the driver as well noth­ing he could do. The boy ran straight out from the wee lane at Aca­cia Way. Hope he is ok. I helped him and spoke to him un­til a woman took over who got off the train who was med­i­cally trained.”

Another wrote:“I heard the screams when I left New­ton sta­tion. At first I thought it was just kids mess­ing about, I hope go­ing to be okay...”

PC Greg Robert­son of Po­lice Scot­land’s Safer Com­mu­ni­ties Depart­ment, said:“We would ask driv­ers and pedes­tri­ans to take care when you are in the com­mu­nity.

“Ac­ci­dents do hap­pen but if we

all drive re­spon­si­bly and en­sure as a pedes­trian we are cross­ing roads safely, we can re­duce the num­ber of ac­ci­dents in the com­mu­nity. Scene The boy was hit on New­ton Sta­tion Road

“Please ob­serve speed lim­its at all times and wear seat­belts. These laws are in place for a rea­son so please abide by them.”

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