A SEVEN year-old boy who was riding a scooter and a pedestrian in his 30s are being treated in hospital for serious injuries after being hit by a van.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after the incident on the A4130 between Didcot and Wallingford on High Road, Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell at the junction with Slade End.

The van driver and four passengers were also injured in the incident which took place at 11.30am on Sunday.

Police say next of kin are aware of the incident.

Road closures were in place in the area to allow an investigation to take place.

Senior Investigating Officer, Inspector Simon Hills of the Roads Policing Unit based in Bicester, said: “We are at the very early stages of this investigation and firstly our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened earlier today or if you saw the van, the pedestrian or boy on a push scooter before the collision took place.

“If you have dash-cam and were in the area before the incident happened or if it has captured the incident, please get in touch.

“If you saw what happened or have any information you think could help our investigation please call us on 101 quoting the reference 43210387874.”