The three-year-old boy dies after the car hits him and the mother mounts the car on the sidewalk and catches him
- A child, three, and a woman were hit by the car after it was on the sidewalk
- The car that hit a building is said to have been driven by an older woman
- The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon in Morningside, Edinburgh
- The three-year-old boy died that afternoon after the tragic collision
A three-headed boy died after being caught under a car on the sidewalk.
The child and a 37-year-old woman who was believed to be his mother were hospitalized after being hit by a red Kia in Edinburgh yesterday.
The boy died in the hospital after the incident near the St. Columba Hospice Charity Shop on Morningside Road at around 2:30 p.m.
The crash occurred in Morningside, Edinburgh, around 2:30 p.m. with the child, who is said to be about three years old and lost his rubber boots in the collision
The child was pronounced dead shortly after entering the hospital
Firefighters and police officers blocked the road in both directions after the crash.
Kelly Louise Dickson, 39, from Penicuik, Midlothian, who witnessed the collision, said she was shaken. She said: "It makes me sick. If I can still see the car there, I can only think of this baby.
She told how the child was "caught between the car and the corner". She added, "I called for a man to help me and then just grabbed the mother.
"The mother trembled and I held her and she grabbed me back. It was terrible to see. They just walked down the street. "
A witness said on condition of anonymity: "There were two injuries, one was a child who appeared to be about three years old."
Rescue services stormed the scene with eight police cars and two fire engines
A local said, "People screamed. It was obvious that the car had climbed onto the sidewalk and hit pedestrians. People comforted others. You were very upset. It was a terrible thing to be a witness. "
Zulfu Vural told Edinburgh Evening News: "I ran because it happened right outside my brother's shop." I then saw a child on the floor surrounded by paramedics. "
Another witness said the boy "appeared to be partially under the car" and added, "The other party was a woman who appeared to be the child's mother. She had cuts on her arm and face and was bleeding. The driver was an older woman.
"A nurse and a pharmacist from a local pharmacy had the accident before the ambulance arrived."
The police were unable to provide information on the condition of the driver.
Inspector Roger Park of the Edinburgh Street Police said: “The deeply felt thoughts of my colleagues and I remain with the families involved in this absolutely tragic incident.
"We support the family. Our investigations will continue to determine the full circumstances of the collision. "