Traffic ground to a halt at rush hour in King’s Lynn yesterday following an accident between a five-year-old boy and a car.

Fire, the police and ambulance services were all called to the scene at Vancouver Road at about 5pm.

The youngster was in collision with a Ford Focus and was trapped for a time.

He escaped with minor injuries and was taken to the town’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Police cordoned off Vancouver Road from the South Gates roundabout and traffic through Millfleet and London Road was at a standstill for around 45 minutes.