A woman will be prosecuted for careless driving after a child became trapped under her car in Witham.

A three-year-old boy was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, after becoming trapped under the woman’s grey Mercedes A180 in The Grove on February 11.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police have interviewed the car driver and she is being prosecuted for careless driving.

“She will be summoned to appear at court later this year to face the charge.

“The injured boy was in hospital for nine days undergoing a series of operations with more expected to be undertaken in the future as he recovers from his injuries.”