Boy, 4, dies after being hit by a car outside Leeds doctors surgery

Priya Joshi
Boy, 4, killed outside Leeds surgery

A four-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car outside a doctor's surgery in Leeds.

The collision occurred on the city's Chapeltown Road shortly before 5pm today (29 April).

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The boy was found lying on the road with serious injuries outside the Reginald Centre. He was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary after paramedics arrived at the scene.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman told Mail Online: "Police were called to a serious road traffic collision on Chapeltown Road today. Officers received a call at 16:53 of reports of a collision on Chapeltown Road, in Leeds outside the Reginald Centre.

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"Emergency services including ambulance were at the scene in three minutes and found a four-year-old child with serious injuries. The young boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and was sadly pronounced deceased.

"Chapeltown Road is currently closed between Sholebroke Avenue and Harehills Avenue. The family of the young boy are being supported by specially trained officers. Enquiries are ongoing."

Tributes have been pouring in on social media since news of the tragic death was reported.

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