A 15-year-old boy suffered a suspected broken jaw when he was hit by a bus in Seaham yesterday.
The boy was with his mother when the accident occurred outside the Mallard pub in Stockton Road around 3pm.
A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed the service had sent a senior practitioner to the scene.
The Great North Air Ambulance had been placed on stand-by but was not required.
The teenager was taken to the RVI in Newcastle.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 and quote reference DHM-05092016-0275.