A boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition after being struck by a car while riding his bike in Epsom.

Police were notified of the crash on Gillies Ave around 4pm this afternoon, a spokesperson said.

The child was taken to Starship Hospital in a critical condition, but is now in a stable condition, an ADHB spokeswoman said.

Gillies Ave was closed down to one lane between Silver Rd and Albury Ave after the accident, and motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.

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The Serious Crash Unit was in attendance and cordons were in place on Gillies Ave.