A nine-year-old boy suffered serious head, pelvis and leg injuries in a road accident in Corby.
The accident happened in Willowbrook Road at about 7.20pm on Friday, February 14.
A police spokesman said: “For reasons unknown, he went on to the road and into the path of a black BMW.”
The boy was taken to Kettering General Hospital and was later transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for treatment.
The spokesman said the driver of the BMW was treated for shock at the scene .
Witnesses to the accident, or anyone who has information, are asked to call the police on 101 or the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.