A 13-year-old boy seriously injured when he was hit by a car has not suffered life-changing injuries, police have confirmed.

The boy, a pedestrian, was injured after being struck by a car on Ombersley Road in Worcester on Monday afternoon (January 23).

Cars were abandoned at the roadside as people rushed to help the teen.

The road was closed for several hours and the closure extended along the road while West Mercia Police launched an investigation and paramedics rushed to the scene of the incident.

The air ambulance also landed in a nearby field before the 13-year-old was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital for treatment.

The incident happened near Checketts Lane and Southall Avenue and drivers were asked to find alternative routes.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We received a call around 4pm yesterday afternoon (January 22) with a report of a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian.

"Officers promptly arrived at the incident on Ombersley Road in Worcester.

"A 13-year-old boy was taken to the Children's Hospital in Birmingham with injuries."

The Worcester News understands his injuries are not life-changing and he is in for observations only.

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The incident happened in Ombersley Road, Worcester as police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene with drivers diverted as care was provided to the casualty. 

A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 3.47pm to a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian at the junction of Checketts Road and Ombersley Road in Claines, Worcester.

"One ambulance, a paramedic officer the Midland Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene. Upon arrival we found a teenage boy who was the pedestrian. He was assessed by ambulance staff and had sustained potentially serious injuries. He received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Birmingham Childrens Hospital for further assessment.”

West Mercia Police closed the road and also extended the closure which runs between Beckett Road and Droitwich Road. 

The road was closed for more than four hours while police were on the scene finally reopening at about 8pm.

Initially, the road was closed near Checketts Lane and Southall Avenue before police extended the closure on Omberlsey Road to stretch between Beckett Road and Droitwich Road.