FEARS have been raised about safety on a Herefordshire crossing after an 11-year-old schoolboy was hit by a car and airlifted to hospital.

The crash happened on the A44 near Winslow Road in Bromyard, close to the town's Queen Elizabeth High School, at approximately 8.30am on Monday (February 5).

Clare Davies, councillor for Bromyard west, has said: "This is a tragedy. Our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the pupil from the Queen Elizabeth High School.

"The narrowness of this particular path to the crossing is not wide enough for a pushchair and child walking, resulting in people and children pushing past each other and having to walk onto this main A44 road to Wales."

The boy, who Queen Elizabeth High School confirmed was a year seven pupil at the school, suffered serious injuries, according to emergency services.


Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

A statement from West Mercia Police said: "We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on February 5 on the A44 between the junctions of Winslow Road and Panniers Lane in Bromyard at 8.35am, when a pedestrian collided with a white Vauxhall Astra. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries, not believed to be life threatening.

"Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage, is urged to contact PC Jon Lynes on jonathan.lynes@westmercia.police.uk or by calling 01432 347168."