Five-year-old boy struck by car near Peebles Hydro Hotel
The child was seriously injured following the incident on the A72 Innerleithen Road.
A five-year-old boy has been seriously injured after he was struck by a car near the Peebles Hydro Hotel.
Police Scotland said the incident happened around 7.45pm on Sunday on the A72 Innerleithen Road.
A Vauxhall Insignia car, which was travelling east, hit the boy near the west entrance to the Peebles Hydro.
He was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh with serious injuries.
Sergeant Neil Inglis, of Police Scotland's Road Policing Unit based at Galashiels, said: "As a result of this collision the young boy sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital receiving treatment.
"I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers, to contact us as soon as possible.
"Similarly anyone with information that can assist with our ongoing inquiries is asked to get in touch."
The road was closed for approximately three hours whilst investigations were conducted at the scene.
Anyone who witnesses the incident is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit at Galashiels via 101, quoting incident number 3660 of 8 April.