A TEN-year-old boy is in a "serious" condition in hospital after he was in collision with a car outside his school.
The accident happened on Blackburn Road in Rising Bridge yesterday afternoon.
The boy had just left a nearby school when he was in collision with a saloon car.
He was taken by Air Ambulance to Manchester Children’s Hospital with shoulder and head injuries.
Police have described his condition as "serious".St John's Stonefold CE Primary School confirmed the child was a pupil at their school.
The roundabout linking Blackburn Road with the A56 bypass was blocked off for officers and paramedics to attend the scene.
Police accident investigators were at the scene and carried out road surface tests.
One witness said: “I heard some of the people in the office shouting when they saw what happened from the window."
An employee, from the Shell garage said: “I was working in the shop and someone came in and told me that there had been an accident and a little boy had been hit by a car.”
In a statement, Lancashire Police said: "The accident happened at about 3.40pm today (Thursday, July 17) when a 10-year-oldboy crossing Blackburn Road near to the McDonald's Restaurant was in collision with a black Lexus saloon car.
"Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting log number 0882 of July 17."