Shocking moment little boy on scooter is hit by car

Security cameras have captured the awful moment a little boy riding his scooter on a suburban Perth street was struck by a car.

With a cape around his neck, but no helmet, the youngster could be seen making his way down a Canning Vale road near his home without a worry in the world.

Minutes later the four-year-old was on the ground – screaming.

Police say the little boy rode his scooter in front of a white car being driven by a 17-year-old, who had his mates in the back.

The four-year-old boy was seen happily riding his scooter but just minutes later he was on the ground. Source: 7 News

"There was a lot of bleeding in his mouth, there was lacerations on his forehead, his right eye was really swollen,” a witness told Seven News.

Those who saw the incident said the teenage driver was clearly in shock and that he couldn’t even speak after the accident.

About 45 minutes earlier, a 12-year-old school boy was hit by a 4WD while crossing busy Spencer Road in Thornlie.

The boy was hit by the car near his family's home. Source: 7 News

He suffered head and leg injuries.

Both boys remain in a stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday night.

Police reiterated that neither driver was at fault.