Police sealed off the courtesy crossing area after the incident which happened shortly after 11am. The whole road was closed for a time but one side has since been reopened to allow traffic through.
The child was taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital with leg injuries but police say those injuries are not understood to be life-changing or life-threatening.
It is not yet known whether the driver of the car was hurt.
In recent weeks we have carried articles and letters in The Week In, highlighting readers’ concerns about the crossing, just below the mini-roundabout, which has a traffic island in the centre and a cobbled surface.
One letter in last week’s paper was from resident Patrick Harris, who said he had heard back from B&NES highways department after voicing his concerns and had been told that no changes were deemed necessary, but that there may be a possibility for people to raise concerns during public consultation when the town centre’s proposed one-way system is trialled.
Another letter about the crossing last week carried the headline ‘Accident fears at crossing point’.