THE FATHER of a schoolboy who was hit by a car has thanked everyone who stopped and helped his son.

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

James Venn said his son was thankfully brought back home from the hospital the same day as Friday's accident (March 10). 

His father thanked neighbours who rushed to the boy's aid as well as paramedics and hospital staff.

The boy's injuries were not serious but he was taken to hospital for further assessment.

Mr Venn said: "He is ok - he has minor injuries and is shaken up.

"He has got lots of visits and calls from his school friends.

"Everyone who stopped and helped and paramedics and hospital staff were amazing."

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

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." 

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

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."