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Boy critical after he was hit by a car in Handsworth

Crash scene Image copyright Simon Wade
Image caption The boy was struck by a Ford Focus on Friday

A nine-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a car in Birmingham.

The child is in a critical condition after being hit by a Ford Focus in Handsworth, said police.

The crash happened on Grove Lane near the junction with Douglas Road and Hinstock Road at 17:55 on Friday.

A 23-year-old man who was driving the car was spoken to at the scene by officers and is assisting the enquiry, said West Midlands Police.

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