FAST cars and boy-racers are 'terrorising' a city estate with calls for measures to slow them down.

Nearby roadworks have also turned Dines Green into a rat run with drivers trying to escape the traffic.

A boy was seriously injured after being knocked off his scooter by a car in Gresham Road on Wednesday (January 12).

There has been no suggestion at this stage that speed was a factor in the incident.

Councillor Richard Udall said he will be requesting a copy of the accident report.

He wants to see a 20mph speed limit extended to the whole estate as well as other traffic calming measures if the accident was related to speed.

Cllr Udall said: "I am aware of a serious accident in Dines Green, I don’t know all the circumstances, but I will be requesting a copy of the accident report.

"My fear is the accident could be connected to speeding vehicles, or cars travelling at an inappropriate speed.

"For too long areas of Dines Green have been terrorised by fast cars and boy-racers, who simply don’t believe the speeding rules apply to them.

"This is an accident many people have been worried would happen.

"If it was connected to speed, I will be seeking the extension of the 20mph speed limit to the whole estate, seeking traffic calming and looking at ways in which children and adults can be allowed to safely play outside their own homes without the fear of a fast car.

"I would also like to see a community speed watch launched, where residents could support the police with speed enforcement.

"The recent road works in St John’s encouraged some drivers to use Dines Green as a rat-run to avoid the congestion elsewhere, this must stop

"We need to consider physical and engineering measures to slow down the traffic and make the streets of Dines Green safer for all."

The boy was treated for potentially serious injuries and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

A man who was driving the car was also treated by paramedics and discharged at the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) sent an ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.