Boy dies after being hit by car in Telford

A nine-year-old boy has died after suffering multiple injuries when he was struck by a car in Shropshire.

An 18-year-old man was arrested after the boy was hit by a Ford Focus in the Hadley area of Telford just after 15:00 GMT on Saturday.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene in Haybridge Avenue after going into cardiac arrest.

Two ambulances, the Midlands Air Ambulance and other emergency service teams were called to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "Ambulance personnel carried out advanced life support, but unfortunately despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed deceased at the scene."

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