A BOY has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car. 

A nine year-old boy was hit on Crowthorne Road, Bracknell, by a car as he was on his way to school. 

St Michael's School, on Rectory Lane, sent out a text message to parents advising them to stay away from the front gates of the school in order to allow the air ambulance to land. 

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 8.28am this morning with the caller reporting a collision between a 9-year-old boy and a car on Crowthorne Road, Bracknell. 

"As well as the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, we also have an ambulance at the scene. 

"The boy has sustained a leg and head injury. Whilst he appears to be not too seriously injured and is conscious and talking, our staff at the scene are going to fly him to the major trauma centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital for further assessment and treatment due to the damage the collision has caused to the car."

The boy's parents were aware of the incident and gave consent for him to fly to hospital.