A BOY is in hospital after he was knocked down by a car in Basildon.

The 12-year-old suffered serious injuries in the smash and was taken to Basildon Hospital, where he has remained for treatment.

The boy, who lives locally, was riding a push along scooter at the time of the accident.

He collided with a blue Ford KA, which was travelling along Church Road towards Broadmayne. It was being driven by a woman, 39, who also lived locally.

The incident happened at 7.40pm on Tuesday.

Anybody with any information about what happened or who witnesses the collision is asked to contact Pc Mark Weeble at Laindon Road Policing Unit on Essex Police 101.