A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has been rushed to hospital critically injured after being struck by a car in Manchester after school.
Emergency services have taped off the scene in Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, after the youngster was hit shortly after 3.45pm.
An air ambulance was sent and the road has been closed in both directions between Mauldeth Road West and High Lane.
The boy is in hospital "critically ill" following the incident.
A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: "An ambulance has taken a 12-year-old boy to hospital in a critically ill condition.
"It follows an RTC involving a car and pedestrian on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy.
"An air ambulance, advanced paramedic, and three rapid response vehicle also responded to the incident."
The road closure is causing heavy delays in the area
Bus diversions are in place due to the incident with heavy delays in the area.
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Transport for Greater Manchester tweeted: "Barlow Moor Rd - Chorlton is CLOSED in both directions between Mauldeth Rd W and High Ln.
"This is due to a Police Incident.
"Please follow @Stagecoach for diversion information. #TfGMTraffic."