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- Two young brothers involved in collision
- Boys taken to Poole Hospital after one brother was thrown 60 feet and the second was momentarily dragged underneath the vehicle
- However, Dorset Police have now confirmed that the youngsters are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries
- Police are seeking the driver of a red Volkswagen believed to have left the scene after the crash
- Traffic chaos during rush hour as Wimborne Road closes
We're going to close the live blog for tonight - thank you all for your comments and good wishes.
Hopefully tomorrow morning we'll be able to provide another update.
@Bournemouthecho @dorsetpolice Really pleased to hear that *hugs* xxxxx— @chalkybear13 05 March 2014
@Bournemouthecho @dorsetpolice thank goodness. Thoughts are with those little boys and their mum who witnessed it happen x— @RachJMorg 05 March 2014
@Bournemouthecho @dorsetpolice good news that the boys may fully recover, but they and their family are going through a tremendous ordeal.— @LesleyMDedman 05 March 2014
9:55pm Wed 5 Mar 14
Thank goodness the boys are going to be ok. Still a terrible ordeal for the family, but fantastic news. Now for the driver to come forward.
In more road-related news, we've heard that the B3061 Ashley Road in Poole is blocked both ways between Pottery Junction and the Loch Road junction because of a two-vehicle crash.
A green Hyundai Accent and a blue Vauxhall Corsa are involved, and an ambulance is at the scene.
However, we unfortunately have no information about any injuries suffered.
Both vehicles need to be recovered, so there could be some traffic problems for a while in the area.
Lovely end to a long shift this evening hearing that both boys are doing well.
Police have confirmed that there have not yet been any arrests and they are continuing to hunt the driver - please do contact Dorset Police on 101 if you have any information at all that can help.
A spokesperson from the force said: "One of the boys is expected to be released from hospital this evening, while the second is staying in for observation overnight.
"They have been very lucky and we're delighted to hear the good news."
We have just had some amazing news from Dorset Police.
Despite earlier reports from officers that the boys were very badly injured indeed, after being assessed by staff at Poole General Hospital, it now seems that both are going to make a full recovery.
This is fantastic and we're very happy for the family.
Thoughts and prayers with family of young boys. Shocked to the core by events today. Sickened and hope driver finds courage to come forward.— @KatieDailyEcho 05 March 2014
@Bournemouthecho thinking of those poor children and their parents. Thoughts and prayers with the family #speedyrecovery xx— @lovelyloveday 05 March 2014
A man who works nearby and witnessed the collision said: "This other car came scooting around and ran over one child.
"The other got bounced off the front wing. I went running out and called the ambulance."
He said the female driver of the Polo got out of the car, put her head in her hands and said, "Oh my God, I can't believe it".
One child was sitting on the pavement in a daze, he said, while the other was lying in the road.
"He was conscious but not moving very much and he was silent," the man said, adding that the boys' mother was "distraught".
The motorist drove off before an ambulance arrived, the man says, and apparently witnesses believed she was moving her car.
However, she didn't return.
Praying the 2 boys involved in accident at kinson tonight will be OK @Bournemouthecho— @stevewright70 05 March 2014
Wimborne Road in Kinson now reopen (21:14)— @Traffic_SouthW 05 March 2014
@Bournemouthecho horrific news my thoughts are with those little boys and their family #speedyrecovery— @Nikkiw1509 05 March 2014
Unfortunately we're unable to give you an update yet - police are very busy dealing with this incident and as soon as they're able to give us more information, I'm sure they will
We are hoping for a further update soon, but here's a summary of what we know so far:
The two young brothers, who are aged seven and four, were crossing Wimborne Road in Kinson with their mother just after 5pm this evening when they were struck by a red Volkswagen Polo.
The driver, a white female with shoulder length brown hair aged approximately 45 years old, briefly left the car and spoke to people at the scene.
She then drove off.
One of the boys was thrown over 50 feet through the air in the crash, and the second was momentarily dragged underneath the vehicle.
The older child suffered internal injuries, and the younger cuts and scrapes.
Their mother was not injured.
Both are currently in Poole General Hospital with their parents, and as yet we don't have a full update on their condition, although the older child is said to be in a serious condition.
Dorset Police are urging the driver of the Polo, or any witnesses to the collision who they have not yet spoken to, to contact them on 101.
Please use incident number 05:329, and calls can be taken in confidence.
Can we help @dorsetpolice with a RT re a fail to stop incident involving 2 young children http://t.co/DA8MEwurIh Thanks #teamwork— @RingwoodPolice 05 March 2014
RT @MNBournemouth: Awful news from Kinson this evening. Thinking of the boys and their family. x— @CaitlinM_Echo 05 March 2014
RT @accdavidlewis: Terrible collision in Kinson. Dorset Police doing our utmost for injured boys and family. Witness appeal here: http://t.…— @HamworthySNT 05 March 2014
RT @MissHappy75: @TobyGranville just been reading on the website. It's where I walk every day with my kids and school. heartbreaking prayer…— @TobyGranville 05 March 2014
We understand police are going to lift the cordon shortly, which will allow motorists to drive along Wimborne Road again
7:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14
As a parent this has to be the worse position you can be in to see your children injured.Complete thoughts and prayers to the Family.
hope the two young brothers hit by a car in Kinson make a quick and full recovery, thoughts are with the parents♥— @ddontblink 05 March 2014
Our thoughts are with the family of the 2 young Kinson boys. Hope they are ok— @The_Game_Mag 05 March 2014
Taqi Zahedi, of Cali Man Fried Chicken and Pizza, said: "I came into work about five minutes after it happened but the police have been in since to look at the CCTV.
"You could see the red car stop for a few minutes. I think the lady got out but then she got back in again and drove off."
Officers are working hard as night closes in to gather vital evidence, as these pictures by Jon Beale show:
Will says there are around five officers working hard at the scene currently, and the cordon is still in place.
Police are checking CCTV cameras in local businesses as part of their investigations
Awful news emerging from Kinson this evening - if you have any info re the vehicle please call the police immediately http://t.co/KB3QbiasEs— @Traffic_SouthW 05 March 2014
The road closure is only now starting to appear on traffic feeds
Wimborne Road in Kinson closed - serious RTC (19:00)— @Traffic_SouthW 05 March 2014
6:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14
Thoughts with Mum & Dad, hope the boys both make a full & speedy recovery. Sounds like a parents worse nightmare.
Wimborne Road is likely to be closed for some time while police investigate:
Here's the latest from Dorset Police:
"Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a fail to stop road traffic collision in the Kinson area of the town.
At 5.10pm today, Wednesday 5 March 2014, two young children – four and seven years old – were struck by a red VW Polo on Wimborne Road.
The younger child sustained grazes and the older one internal injuries.
The car is believed to be a vehicle with a T or V registration.
Force Incident Commander Ben Hargreaves said: “We need to speak to the driver urgently and ask this motorist to contact Dorset Police on 101.
“We would also like to like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information that may assist in identifying the vehicle or the driver.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 05:329. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply."
Will has been speaking to Mustafa Bulbul, who works at the Premier Express Kinson Convenience Store.
He said: "I didn't see it happen but I heard the noise.
"There were a lot of people around. They were kids crying. It was a lady driving a red Polo. She stopped for a couple of minutes. She got out of her car and looked at the kids. Then she got in her car again."
Reporter Will Frampton said the boys were "conscious and breathing" when ambulance crews arrived.
We still have no further information about their condition.
Photographer Richard Crease has sent these photographs of the crash scene:
Kinson North councillor Dennis Gritt said: “I’m horrified at the accident occurring there.”
He said the stretch of road had “cars going all ways” to cross two lanes of traffic and negotiate two junctions.
“If you know it, it’s okay, but if you don’t, it’s a very difficult bit of road,” he said.
He added: “I would urge anybody that saw the accident to go to the police and report what they’ve seen as soon as possible.”
Police in Wimborne road, kinson after 2 children were knocked over by a car in a hit and run. @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/2RvyszHvgn— @RichardBmthEcho 05 March 2014
Inspector Steve White at the scene says that the injuries appear to be very serious.
He said the crash happened at the junction with Kinson Road.
They arrived about 5.15pm and two young brothers from the Kinson area were involved.
They were crossing the road from the Hub towards the ATS Tyres.
Circumstances believed to be that a vehicle stopped to allow them to cross from the central reservation to the opposite side of road.
They are believed to have got halfway across and then a red VW Polo came up the nearside of the other vehicle that stopped, and ended up colliding with both children.
One child was thrown 20 yards up the road, while the other child was trapped momentarily underneath the vehicle.
The driver of the Polo got out, and had a short conversation with people at the scene.
She is described as a white, middle aged female, around five foot three inches tall, and with shoulder length brown hair.
She is believed to be around 45 years old and is of medium build.
After having that conversation, she got back into the car and drove off in the direction of Magna Road / Christchurch.
The officer said the mother of both boys, who was crossing the road at the same time, was unhurt.
He added: "We are appealing for witnesses to come forward and in particular the driver of the vehicle to come forward and tell us what they know about the incident."
The boys involved are seven and four years old.
They were both taken to Poole General Hospital. Their mother is believed to be unhurt but their father is also at the hospital, according to a police officer at the scene
@Bournemouthecho @andym_echo the Kinson hit and run scene. http://t.co/IrNLyrslFV— @RogerThresh 05 March 2014
Hearing it's two boys involved - thought to be brothers
Barman Craig Randall, who works at Gullivers Tavern in Kinson, said he's not seen anything himself but is aware that the collision involves two children.
He says police have closed the road and a number of people from the pub been out to see if they can help
Very slow traffic in Kinson. Lots of blue lights flashing... Doesn't look good— @BigVarn 05 March 2014
@Bournemouthecho Car Accident outside Kinson Library involving a young child and a Red VW Polo, possibly left scene early?— @RussRunRide 05 March 2014
Most stressful drive home of my life, anyone heading Kinson way... Dont. Big crash.— @tundr4 05 March 2014
Police attend scene of incident in Wimborne road, kinson @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/UiM1S8Ipua— @RichardBmthEcho 05 March 2014
#yellowsupdate services 4a 5a 5b diverted due to rti by kinson library we apologise for delays and inconvenience... http://t.co/TQThbtkYz3— @YellowBuses 05 March 2014
This road by the Kinson library is closed by the Police due to an incident, Service 14s are diverted via Poole Lane and cannot serve...— @Morebusco 05 March 2014
Dorset Police were first called by the ambulance service.
An officer is on the way to Poole General Hospital, but as yet there is no update on any injuries suffered by the children.
This address is near Kinson Primary School
Reporter Will Frampton and photographer Jon Beale are currently on their way to the scene near 1482 Wimborne Road
TWO young children have been struck by a car in Kinson this evening.
Police are now urgently hunting the driver.
A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "At 5.10pm today, two young children were struck by a red Volkswagen Polo on Wimborne Road in the area of Kinson.
"The vehicle is believed to be either a T or V reg. Dorset Police need to speak to the driver urgently. They are asked to contact Dorset Police on 101. Police would also like to speak to anyone that witnessed the collision or who has information that may assist in identifying the vehicle or the driver."
Call 101 on I05:329 with information.