A CHILD who was seriously injured after being hit by a Tesla in a school car park is just eight years old, it has been revealed.

Police have confirmed that the driver of the blue Tesla, a 47-year-old woman, was uninjured.

Six children and one parent were injured in the accident in College Road, Ardingly, at about 4.30pm on Monday.

The eight-year-old boy was flown by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital in London, where he remains.

Police said his injuries are serious, but not life threatening.

The child was reportedly trapped underneath the electric car during the accident.

The six other people – five children and one adult – were all taken to hospitals for treatment to minor injuries.

Superintendent James Collis thanked the emergency services and members of the public who assisted at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with those there yesterday and their families,” he said.

“The cause of the collision will form part of our investigation, and we ask people not to speculate at this time.

"Thank you to those that have already given details.”

Police are investigating the crash and urging anyone who saw what happened, including any relevant dash cam or mobile phone footage, to please get in touch.

Contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Replica.

Ardingly College headteacher Ben Figgis said the group were injured by the car on the North Quad.

“This was a serious incident that caused considerable shock to the children, parents and staff involved,” he said.

“We are keeping in mind particularly the children who were injured and their families.”

The road was blocked while emergency services worked.

The front passenger side of the car was damaged in the collision.

The car involved in the incident has since been removed from the scene on the back of a lorry.