03/02/2013 02:55 GMT | Updated 03/02/2013 02:59 GMT

Man Arrested Over Road Death Of Boy, Nine, In Telford

A man has been arrested after the death of a nine-year-old boy who suffered multiple injuries when he was in collision with a car.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in the Hadley area of Telford, Shropshire, West Mercia Police said.

A police spokesman confirmed that an 18-year-old man had been taken into custody for questioning after the boy was struck by a Ford Focus in Haybridge Avenue shortly after 3pm today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance attended the scene.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said: "On arrival at the scene crews found a pedestrian who had suffered serious multiple injuries.

"Sadly, the boy went into cardiac arrest on the scene.

"Ambulance personnel carried out advanced life support but unfortunately despite best efforts nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed deceased at the scene."