A child is in hospital with a badly broken leg after a collision with a rubbish truck outside a school in Perth’s northern suburbs on Friday.
Four-year-old Jackson Fogarty was on his scooter when the incident unfolded as he crossed a laneway next to Scarborough Primary School — where he attends kindergarten — just before 8.30am.
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The incident unfolded in front of his mother, who was walking just metres behind.
The child was rushed by ambulance to Perth Children’s Hospital, where he is being treated for a broken lower left leg.
He is in a stable condition but pending further tests it appears he has managed to avoid any internal injuries.
Surgery to correct the fracture is on the cards in the coming days, once the swelling has subsided.
Jackson Fogarty was injured in a rubbish truck collision as he rode his scooter to school at Scarborough Primary. Credit: John Fogarty
Jackson’s father John Fogarty told 7NEWS.com.au it was a “nightmare” scenario for any parent.
“It’s the phone call you never want to be on the end of,” he said.
“A car is bad enough but a rubbish truck — you think the worst.”
The 54-year-old driver of the rubbish truck was uninjured.
Police have launched an investigation and inquiries are ongoing.