Teen in critical condition after being hit by car

Emergency services were called to Balmore Road around 5.55pm yesterday (May 10) after the 13-year-old boy was struck by a red Toyota Aygo. 

He was rushed to the Royal Hospital for Children by ambulance where he remains in critical condition. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident to get in touch, and in particular are looking for the driver of a white lorry who is believed to have been in the area at the time.

Sergeant Nicholas Twigg said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in the area around this time and who witnessed the crash to contact us.

"We are particularly keen to hear from the driver of a white lorry who we believe was in the area around the time of the incident and may be able to assist us.

"I would also ask anyone who was on the road at the time and who may have dash-cam footage to get in touch."

A spokesperson for Scottish Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 5.49pm hours to attend an incident on Balmore Road in Glasgow.

"We dispatched three ambulances to the scene and our trauma team to the scene.

"We transported one teenage patient to the Royal Hospital for Children."

Following the incident, Balmore Road was closed for around four hours between Skirsa Street and Ashgill Road to allow investigations to be carried out. 

It was reopened around 10.05pm. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 3122 of May 10, 2023.


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