A 12-year-old boy remains in hospital in a serious condition following a collision on a main road in Longsight.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Plymouth Grove at around 8.30am this morning (Tuesday).

The boy was hit by a grey Fiat Punto car, police said.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The boy was taken to hospital in a serious condition

Initial enquiries suggested that the boy was aged seven, though police have since confirmed that he is 12.

A driver stayed at the scene after the collision to help police with enquiries.

No arrests have been made.

Detectives are now asking anyone who witnessed the collision, particularly anyone with dash cam footage, to get in touch.

In a statement, a GMP spokesperson said: "Approximately 8.30am this morning (1 December 2020), officers were called to a report of a road traffic collision involving a grey coloured Fiat Punto vehicle and a 12-year-old boy on Plymouth Grove.

The road was closed in both directions after the crash

"The boy was taken to hospital in a serious condition. 

"A driver remained at the scene to assist the police with their enquiries. 

"No arrests have been made.

"The road was closed whilst an investigation was carried out.

"GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit is asking for any witnesses to the collision or the vehicle in the minutes before, or anyone who may have dash cam footage, to get in touch."

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Earlier today, a North West Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 8:28 to a RTC involving a pedestrian.

“We sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance.

“A boy was taken to hospital in a serious condition.”

Plymouth Grove was closed off in both directions following the crash.

A large police cordon was in place while investigation work was carried out.

Two buses were pictured inside the cordon and traffic was diverted away from the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 4741 quoting log 513 of 01/12/20.