BREAKING NEWS: Five-year-old in hospital after Eastbourne crash

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A five-year-old boy is recovering in hospital this morning (Thursday) after a road accident in Eastbourne’s Old Town last night.

Emergency services were called to Central Avenue at around 8.50pm after the boy was hit by a car.

The Sussex Air Ambulance was called and the little boy was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

He was admitted for observation overnight with a head injury, cuts and bruises. His condition was not assessed as life threatening.

The driver of the car was unhurt and nobody else was injured.