A QUARRY Bank schoolboy is recovering in hospital after being hit by a car on the busy Thorns Road.

The incident happened at the junction with Cider Road just before 8.15pm last Thursday (September 17).

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 8.13pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and pedestrian.

"One ambulance attended the scene.

"Crews treated one patient, a teenage boy, who was the pedestrian. He was then conveyed to Russell’s Hall Hospital for further treatment.”

The spokesman said the boy's injuries were not believed to be serious.

The teenager's mother has since reported on social media site Next Door to say he is recovering in hospital.

The car involved in the collision, which was travelling from Lye towards Mount Pleasant, was described as a silver/grey VW with a 12 registration plate.

Neighbours on Thorns Road are being asked to check their CCTV from 8.10pm to 8.15pm that night for any footage that may help identify the car/driver.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or people can give information via Live Chat on the force website.