Fewer children are being killed or seriously hurt on Worcestershire's roads, figures reveal.

Figures from Public Health England and the Department for Transport show that 45 under-16s were killed or seriously injured in road traffic collisions in Worcestershire in the three years from 2016 to 2018.

The Department for Transport warns some police forces have changed their definition of a serious injury, meaning national figures may not be comparable with previous years.

That was a rate of 14.4 incidents per 100,000 children – lower than the national average of 17.7. Between 2015 and 2017, there were 47 incidents in Worcestershire, or 15.2 in 100,000.

Across the country, 5,665 children were killed or seriously injured on the roads in 2016-18. That is the highest level for five years, but has fallen from 7,325 in 2008-10.

Road safety charity Brake said it was a "tragedy" that so many children are still hurt or killed on the roads.