AN 11-year-old boy suffered head injuries after being hit by a car.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the accident in Powlett Road, Hartlepool, at around 5pm on Saturday.
The boy was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton where he was kept in for observation.
His condition was not thought to be serious and ambulance staff said he was conscious when they arrived.
The driver of the car stopped at the scene and no police action was taken.
Powlett Road was closed for around half an hour and traffic was diverted along Milbank Road.
A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “Just before 5pm on Saturday police were called to a road traffic collision when a silver Citroen had been in collision with an 11-year-old boy.
“The boy was taken to hospital where he was kept in for observations and the road was closed for a short time.”
A spokesman for the North East Ambulance service said: “He was fully conscious when the crew got there and he was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees.”
Police say inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.