A TEENAGE boy was rushed to hospital with head injuries after he was struck by a car earlier this morning.

Thames Valley Police officers cordoned off several roads near the crash site in Park Lane, Tilehurst, after they were called to the scene shortly after 8am.

The boy was understood to have been crossing the road near Mayfair roundabout when he was in collision with a vehicle.

"Police closed off the Mayfair roundabout and they also closed off Berkshire drive," said one nearby resident, who did not wish to be named.

"There were three police cars and a police motorcyclist here.

"It was about 9.20 when I came out and the police were still here.

"There are schools around here but I don't know where he was walking towards."

Officers knocked on residents' doors to tell them about the collision as they looked for clues into how the crash occurred.

Another neighbour added: "The police came and knocked on our door earlier this morning. I was out at the time but my wife was here.

"She didn't see a thing.

"I don't know which way he was walking.

"My wife phoned me to tell me about it.

"She couldn't tell the police anything because she didn't see it happen."

Paramedics were called to the scene of the crash at 8.10 am and treated the 13-year-old boy.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed he was conscious but suffered a head injury as a result of the collision and was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for further treatment.

A police spokesman added: "We were called to a road traffic collision on Park Lane, Tilehurst next to the Mayfair roundabout at around 8.18am. 

"A car and teenage boy were involved. 

"Road closures are in place and the investigation is ongoing." 

The cordon was taken away shortly after 10am.

Anyone with information should contact the force on 101.