Boy hit by Swindon bus seriously hurt

A nine-year-old boy is seriously ill after being hit by a bus in Swindon.

Police said the boy was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after he ran into the road in front of the bus on Westfield Way.

The bus driver and the passengers were unhurt in the incident on Friday afternoon.

Wiltshire Police said the road was closed for five hours while they carried out an investigation and cleared the scene.

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