UPDATED: A TEENAGER has been hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing in Colchester.

Police and paramedics were called to Balkerne Hill at 3.20pm today.

Several people called 999 following the crash with the air ambulance put on standby.

By 4pm paramedics were still treating the victim, believed to be a schoolboy. at the scene.

He was rushed to Colchester General Hospital with serious injuries soon after.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision between a blue Peugeot 306 and the boy to call police on 101.