Paramedics issue warning after boy, 10, struck by car outside Wolverhampton supermarket

A 10-year-old boy has been hit by a car in Pendeford.

The accident happened in The Droveway, near the junction with Armstead Road, at 4.40pm today.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The youngster was with a group of friends and ended up in the road at just the time a car was going by.

“Unfortunately, there was a collision between the two and the initial reports on the 999 call suggested the lad was in a semi-conscious state.

“Fortunately after being checked out at the scene, he only appeared to have cuts bumps and bruises to his shoulder and arms, but was otherwise uninjured. As a precaution he was taken to New Cross Hospital for further assessment.

“The driver of the car was understandably pretty shaken by what had happened.

Ambulance bosses are now warning drivers to beware of children playing in roads ahead of the new school term.

The spokesman added: “As we approach the start of a new school term it is as important as ever that car drivers are aware of youngsters at the side of roads.

"Equally, it is vital that parents make their children aware of the dangers of cars and how easy it is for them to suffer very significant injuries.

“We had a very lucky young man, we can but hope that others are just as fortunate.”