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Police appeal after boy is hit by van in Glasgow

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Image caption Strathclyde police have urged the driver and the passers-by to contact them

An 11-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after being hit by a van as he crossed a road.

Police said he suffered injuries to his head and face following the collision at 0850 GMT on Braidcraft Road in the Pollok area of Glasgow.

Passers-by rushed to his aid and took him to a nearby Lloyds TSB bank after the driver of the Transit-style van failed to stop.

The boy was then taken to Yorkhill Hospital for treatment.

Officers investigating the incident said the van driver may not have been aware that his vehicle, or its trailer, struck the boy.

Strathclyde police have urged the driver and the passers-by to contact them.

The van, which continued along Braidcraft Road towards Barrhead Road, was possibly towing a cage-type trailer containing gardening equipment.

Sgt David Cameron, of Strathclyde's road policing department, said: "From our extensive enquires so far, it may well be that the driver of the van is unaware that this accident has happened, so I would ask anyone who has any information on who the driver may be, or better still, the driver himself, to contact me as soon as possible.

"I would also like to speak to the passers-by on Braidcraft Road who very quickly came to the aid of the young boy and took him to the shelter of a local bank to come forward, as they had continued with their daily business before officers arrived on the scene."

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