Manchester

Toddler hit by lorry in Oldham 'remains critical'

Thomas Wilshaw
Image caption Thomas was hit by a lorry on Friday

A toddler who was hit by a refuse lorry in Greater Manchester remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Two-year-old Thomas Wilshaw was in his pushchair when he was struck in Huddersfield Road, Oldham, on Friday afternoon.

He was taken to Royal Oldham Hospital and transferred to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where he is in intensive care after surgery.

Police are appealing to witnesses to the crash to contact them.

Thomas's mother Laura Wood, 20, and father Ben Wilshaw, 24, have thanked friends for their support.

They said: "There have been some very kind messages from friends and members of the public and we thank them for that.

"We would ask that people please respect our privacy in these difficult times."

It is understood the child was being pushed by his mother at the time of the accident, shortly after 1300 BST.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Greater Manchester Police road policing unit.

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