A HEREFORDSHIRE school has given an update after an 11-year-old pupil was hit by a car today (February 5).

A statement from Queen Elizabeth High School in Bromyard said: "A year 7 pupil was involved in a road accident at approximately 8.30am on the A44 at the site of a crossing.

"A local trained paramedic was on the scene immediately along with other members of the public and school staff to attend to the young person, who had received injuries in the collision. Police and paramedics then attended.

"After assessment by ambulance staff the decision to transfer the pupil to hospital via air ambulance was taken.

"The school would like to thank all those involved for their kindness, care and attention and we wish the young person and their family a speedy recovery."

Police remain at the scene of the crash.


A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We are currently on scene in Bromyard, Herefordshire after a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

"An 11-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries which aren't believed to be life-threatening.

"The road remains closed."