A SCHOOLBOY hit by a car in St John's was taken to hospital with injuries which were not believed to be serious.

The 12-year-old was injured on Bransford Road in St John's and was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

One ambulance and two police cars arrived at the scene at just after 8am on Friday (March 10) and parked outside Regent Residential Care Home. 

Residents said the boy - believed to be in year seven - was wrapped in blankets while paramedics looked after him. 

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.17am on Friday to a collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Bransford Road in Worcester.

"One ambulance attended the scene.

"Upon arrival, we found a boy who was the pedestrian.

"He was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained injuries not believed to be life-threatening. He was conveyed to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment.”

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police added: "At around 8.25am on Friday, March 10, police responded to a collision involving a car and a 12-year-old boy.

"Thankfully the boy was not seriously injured and was taken to the Worcester Royal Hospital to be checked over for minor injuries."

A person living nearby, who did not wish to be named, said: "The ambulance was quick to arrive at the scene, but it's not nice seeing something like that."