A man has been arrested after a boy had to be airlifted to hospital when he was hit by a car.
Police are appealing for information after a white Land Rover Discovery collided with the boy on The Wynd, in Wynyard, near Stockton, at 7.05pm on Monday.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the incident.
As a result of the collision the boy was taken to James Cook University Hospital with head injuries, a fractured wrist and hip and cuts to the face which require stitches.
The child was put into a medically induced coma by the GNAAS doctor-led aircrew.
He remains in James Cook recovering from his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
The 41-year-old male driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene for driving offences and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact PC Craig Wren from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 152611.