The young boy struck down by a car on Somerset Road in Sandys on Thursday has been airlifted abroad for further treatment for serious head wounds.

Police say the accident occurred around 3:45pm, when it was reported that “a male student, understood to be an 11-year-old boy, was attempting to cross the roadway after getting off a minibus, when he was struck by a car travelling along the opposite side of the road“.

When police  and first responders arrived, the young boy was “initially conscious, but suspected to have sustained head injuries, he was attended to at the scene by EMTs and subsequently transported by ambulance to Kng Edward VII Memorial Hospital“.

“The section of roadway where the collision occurred was closed for approximately three hours with traffic being diverted onto the Railway Trail, while the scene was forensically processed“, a spokesman said.

“An investigation into this incident has now commenced and additional witnesses or anyone else with relevant information, is asked to contact Police Constable, Denise Taylor on 247-1683 or, via email at dtaylor@bps.bm,“ he added.

“You may also call the main police number 295-0011 or speak with a police officer you know.

“Alternatively, you may provide the information via the community reporting portal at http://portal.police.bm.“

“The Bermuda Police Service appeals to members of the public not to circulate any video that may have been recorded at this collision scene.“