A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was rushed to hospital after he collided with a car and was knocked off his bike.

The incident happened in Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, at about 3.30pm yesterday.

Witnesses say the boy, believed to be a Chase High School pupil, was heading home when he collided with a silver Toyota Yaris.

Passers-by said the boy was wearing a helmet. It is not known how the car collided with him.

A post on social media stated that the emergency services, including an air ambulance, several police cars and ambulances, arrived on the scene quickly.

The post immediately sparked concern among residents as questions were asked if the boy’s parents had been made aware of the incident as it was understood the boy was alone at the time.

One concerned mum posted: “Every single parent enters panic mode.”

Another commented: “I was thinking the exact same thing.”

About half an hour later, it was reported that the boy’s mother had arrived at the scene, which relieved other worried mothers.

As he was taken away in the ambulance, the well wishes came flooding in: “Bless him.

“I hope he’s ok and that the car actually stopped.”

Emergency services later confirmed the boy had non-life changing injuries.

A spokesperson from Essex Police, said: “We were called around 3.30pm this afternoon, to reports of a crash on Fairfax Drive in Westcliff, involving a pedestrian and a silver Toyota Yaris.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone who witnessed, or has dash cam footage of the collision, are asked to contact Chigwell Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident 724 of June 13, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”