A TEENAGED boy was hit by a car on a busy road near the Merry Hill shopping centre.

The boy was hit by a car on Pedmore Road in Brierley Hill yesterday (Sunday January 14) at around 1.47pm.

An ambulance was called, but thankfully the boy was not hurt and was discharged at the scene.

The boy's parent took to Facebook page Spotted Netherton to thank everyone who stopped to help.

They said: "Thankyou to those who stopped, helped and called an ambulance for my son today on the Pedmore Road.

"Unfortunately no matter how many times you teach your children about road safety, using the crossings etc you can’t as a parent always control the choices they make when out with friends.

"No parent ever wants to receive the phone call their child has been hit by a car.

"The accident has scared him understandably, hopefully that next time he will use the crossing.

"Thankfully he is ok, and will make a full recovery."

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrian on Pedmore Road at 1.47pm, one ambulance attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a boy.

"He was assessed by ambulance crews but appeared to avoided injury in the incident and was discharged at the scene."

There have been multiple fatalities on the busy dual carriageway. Most recently in November 2022 15-year-old Ruby Davies three days after being hit by a vehicle.