A YOUNG boy was rushed to hospital with ankle injuries after he was involved in a collision on Monday.

Emergency services were called to Burghfield Road at around 8.15am following reports of a traffic collision near Underwood Road.

The 12-year-old boy suffered an injury to his ankle and he was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for further treatment.

South Central Ambulance sent an ambulance and a paramedic team leader to deal with the incident.

A spokesman said: "We were called at 8.14am, with the caller reporting a collision between a car and a 12-year-old child on Burghfield Road.

"We sent an ambulance and a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle.

"The child was conscious and breathing on our arrival and had sustained an ankle injury."

The road was partially blocked while paramedics attended, resulting in heavy delays.