A YOUNG child has been seriously injured in a crash this afternoon. 

Emergency services were called to Beckside Road, Lidget Green, at around 2.20pm. 

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers were called to reports of a crash involving a car and a child.

It's thought the child, a boy aged around four years old, was in the road.

The spokesman said the driver stopped at the scene and rang emergency services. 

The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and he is believed to have serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

The road is currently closed and recovery has been arranged for the Volvo vehicle.