An 11-year-old cyclist was seriously injured when he was hit by a car.

He and another boy were knocked off their bikes in the rush-hour collision yesterday which closed the A29 in Bognor and surrounding roads.

The child remains in hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The other boy, also 11, suffered minor injuries.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "Emergency services responded to a collision involving a car and two 11-year-old boys riding bicycles in Shripney Road, Bognor, at about 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 11.

"One boy sustained minor injuries while the other was taken to Southampton General Hospital with injuries believed to be serious but not life-threatening or life-changing.

"Road closures were in place while the incident was dealt with.

A bike by the side of the A29A bike by the side of the A29 (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

"Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision such as CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to report it to Sussex Police online or email and quote Operation Backford."

Parts of the A29 were closed for several hours after the crash, which was attended by the air ambulance.

A black Suzuki was seen at the scene with a smashed windscreen.