Humberside

Two boys hurt as van ploughs into wall in Cleethorpes

White van
Image caption A white Peugeot van mounted a pavement and crashed into a wall in front of a corner shop St Peter's Avenue in Cleethorpes

Two boys were seriously injured when a van ploughed into a wall outside a corner shop.

The children were struck by a white Peugeot van in St Peter's Avenue, Cleethorpes, at about 08:30 BST, Humberside Police said.

Both boys were seriously hurt. One suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Leeds.

No further details have been released about the boys, including their ages.

The condition of the driver is not yet known.

Eyewitness John Pickersgill, who lives nearby, said he had been in bed when he heard "an almighty crash" which he thought "was an earthquake at first".

He said he looked out of the window and saw a van "had run through the wall at the side of the shop".

He said his son knew a relative of one of the victims and said he believed it was the birthday of one of the boys on Saturday.

The force has advised motorists to avoid the area.

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