Three-year-old boy killed after car mounts pavement and smashes into shop
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Three-year-old boy killed after car mounts pavement and smashes into shop

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy was tragically killed after a car mounted the pavement and crashed into the side of a shop in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The child was walking with a woman, believed to be his mother, who was also injured in the accident. She's currently being treated in hospital.

According to the Daily Record, the mother and child were standing outside a charity shop around 2.30pm on Tuesday when a car struck the side of the pavement and ploughed into the shop window, trapping the two pedestrians.

Eye-witness accounts claim that the driver of the car was an elderly woman.

Bystanders apparently heard a loud 'bang', while a horrified witness said that the child's wellies had fallen off his feet.

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"There were two injured parties, one was a child who looked to be around three-years-old," the witness said.

"I just have his or her little wellies stuck in my head which had fallen off.

"The child appeared to be partially under the car and appeared to be breathing when I was there. The other party member was a female who appeared to be the child's mother.

"She had cuts to her arm and face and was bleeding.

"The driver was an elderly woman."

Paramedics raced to the scene and rushed the two of them to hospital, but sadly the child succumbed to his injuries.

It's understood the charity shop the car crashed into sold children's books.

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