A TEENAGE boy has suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car during a spate of accidents in Southampton last night.

Police are investigating after three collisions took place in Thornhill last night, in which a 16-year-old boy was hit by a car.

Officers are linking all three incidents and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

As part of this investigation, officers have arrested a 22-year-old man from Eastleigh on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and driving whilst unfit through drink and drugs.

He remains in custody at this time.

The first accident took place on Holcroft Road where it is alleged that a car collided with another vehicle but did not remain at the scene.

No one was reported injured in this incident, and this was reported to police at 8.23pm.

Police received another report that a small blue car had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Warburton Road, near the Bursledon Road junction, and had failed to stop at the scene.

Police were called at 8.32pm, but the collision had taken place a few minutes prior to this.

The pedestrian, a 16-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

A third collision was reported to have taken place at around 8.26pm at traffic lights on the junction of Botley Road and Bursledon Road, where it is alleged that a car had collided with stationary vehicles in this area.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Police said: "We are linking these incidents, and are asking anyone who can tell us what they saw, and provide details of the vehicle involved to call us.

"Were you sat in a row of traffic at the Botley Road and Bursledon Road junction last night, and did you witness a collision?"

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44190449444.