Horsham West Primary School student, 10, hit by car

A BOY was hit by a car on Thursday morning near Horsham West Primary School.

Horsham Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Michael Ryan said a boy, 10, had been trying to race his brother across Hillary Street about 8.40am.

"He was hit by a car travelling south," he said.

Police and Ambulance Victoria paramedics attended and took the boy to Horsham's Wimmera Base Hospital with minor injuries.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the boy had an injured leg but was in a stable condition.

Leading Sen Const Ryan said the boy had been about 30 metres from a pedestrian crossing.

He urged parents to remind their children to cross at the crossings.

Primary school principal Brendan Bush said the car had been travelling at low speed when the accident happened.

"The driver had stopped at the pedestrian crossing, and only travelled about 20 metres before the young boy ran out in front of her," he said.

Mr Bush asked parents and students to use the pedestrian crossing for their own safety.

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