Three-year-old boy suffers broken leg after being hit by car

A toddler suffered a broken leg after being struck by a car on a busy shopping high street.

Three-year-old Jackson Trueman left his mother’s side for just a few moments while the family was out shopping on Morriston ’s Woodfield Street.

But that was all it took for the youngster to make his way between some parked cars and onto the busy traffic thoroughfare.

Fortunately, the driver who struck the youngster was travelling at a low speed, avoiding the potential for far more serious injuries.

But mum Maria said she was distraught to witness her son screaming following the incident.

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The mum-of-three said: “I was out to pick up something from Wilkinsons, and it happened very quickly.

“I had him by the hand for one minute, and the next I was chasing after him.

“Fortunately, the driver was doing under 20mph, and thank god it wasn’t faster like most people who fly down there.”

Maria said the driver stopped immediately and was “traumatised and very shaken up”.

“Jackson was screaming, and has been fine since, although he can’t do what he usually does with a broken leg,” she added.

“I can’t imagine how the driver felt, but it shows how vigilant drivers need to be on the road.

“There are narrow pavements on parts of Woodfield Street, and you can get cars screaming down there.

“There are speed humps on the road, but not where Jackson was hit.

“I dread to think what would have happened if it had been a bus”.

The brave youngster is recovering at home
(Image: WalesOnline/Gayle Marsh)

A South Wales Police spokesman said: “We were called to a collision between a car and child at about 4pm on November 25 on Woodfield Street.

“The circumstances have been investigated and no action is being taken against the driver.”

WalesOnline – Swansea