A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury after being hit by a car when crossing a road in Stockton.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage pedestrian was hit by a car on Hardwick Road in Stockton at around 4.05pm yesterday, August 5.

The 15-year-old boy was walking from Durham Road when he was hit by a white Seat Leon.

He was taken to North Tees General Hospital with a suspected serious head injury.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 with reference 126688.