A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy was airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a car on Racecommon Road.

The boy collided with a red Vauxhall Astra at around 1.40pm on Saturday afternoon.

The child, from Barnsley, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Witnesses should call 101, quoting incident number 624 of December 14.