Children in hospital after accident

Three young children and their father have been taken to hospital after being hit by a car which mounted the pavement.

The driver of a grey Ford Focus was negotiating the Heyford Hill roundabout near Sainsburys, Oxford, when he drove on to the pavement at about 7.30pm and crashed into five pedestrians, including a three-year-old boy and two girls aged five and nine, said Thames Valley Police.

The children and their father were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to be checked over but their injuries are not believed to be serious, said a police spokeswoman. The fifth person was not injured.

The male car driver is helping police with their inquiries, the car has been recovered and an investigation is under way as to how the crash happened, she added.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, who saw the car before the incident or who has any information which may help officers with their investigation can call Pc Matthew Clarke on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.