A THREE-YEAR-OLD child was rushed to hospital this morning after a crash with an SUV during the school run. 

The boy was outside Talbot primary school in Talbot Drive in Wallisdown, Poole, at around 8.20am8on Tuesday, March 19. 

However, he was knocked to the ground after a crash with a Toyota RAV4 sports utility vehicle. 

Multiple emergency services rushed to the scene, including a number of police cars and an ambulance, where paramedics treated the boy for injuries. 

His injuries were described as “minor”, according to Dorset Police. 

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Bournemouth Echo: Emergency services at the crash in Talbot Drive, Poole

Meanwhile, a road closure was put in place at the top end of Talbot Drive outside the school, using police tape and cars, while collision investigators carried out enquiries. 

Parents were unable to move their cars from the school’s car park while the road block was in place. 

Both residents and parents expressed concern about traffic on the road, which is at its heaviest during school opening and closing time. 

Mother-of-one Mandy said: "There are always cars driving down this road too fast. It was only a matter of time before something happened." 

Another parent, who has asked not to be named, said "it all happened out of nowhere", adding: "The road is always so busy so it was bound to happen at some point." 

Bournemouth Echo: Emergency services at the crash in Talbot Drive, Poole

A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 8.20am on Tuesday 19 March to an incident in Poole. 

"We sent a double-crewed land ambulance to the scene and conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Poole Hospital.” 

Police constable Kier Dagnall, of the roads policing team, said: “I am carrying out an investigation into the circumstances of this incident and am keen to hear from any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police. 

“I am also appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area with a dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check the footage for anything of relevance to assist my enquiries.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240041073.  

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.