A youngster was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car.
The ten-year-old was struck by a Suzuki Vitara 4x4 in Cowpen Road, Blyth, today (Wednesday) at 3.40pm.
He sustained serious head injuries in the collision, being treated onsite by paramedics and doctors from the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA).
A spokesperson for the GNAA said: "At 3.40pm today, the Great North Air Ambulance Service was called to Cowpen Road in Blyth where a 10-year-old boy had sustained critical head injuries when he was struck by a car.
"Such was the severity of the boy's injuries, he was induced into a coma on scene by the GNAAS doctor-led trauma team.
"The North East Ambulance Service also treated the boy, with its rapid response road crews and specialist paramedics also involved
"After treatment on scene, the boy's condition was stabilised. He was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle."
A police spokesperson said the boy was now in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
A section of Cowpen road was closed for around two hours for collision investigation to take place.
Police are now appealing for witnesses or information to the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact motor patrols on 101 ext 69191 quoting ref number 700 18/11/15.