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Boy knocked down on zebra crossing in Walsall

A four-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was hit by a car on a zebra crossing in the West Midlands.

Police said the boy was crossing Darlaston Road, in Walsall, with his mother at about 15:40 BST on Thursday.

A police spokesman said the driver of the car had been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed.

The boy, who was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries, is described as critical but stable.

Knocked unconscious

An ambulance service spokeswoman said: "On arrival crews found a boy lying on the road."

She said he had been knocked unconscious and sustained a serious head injury and multiple fractures to his leg.

The boy was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Police said the man who was arrested was aged 21 years and from the local area.

He was taken to hospital with minor injuries and later released.

They have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash, which involved a silver Vauxhall Corsa, to contact them.

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