Girl, four, in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by car

Girl, four, is rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by car ‘while walking with her grandmother’

  • A girl was thought to be walking with her grandmother when she was hit by a car
  • The air ambulance was called but she was taken to hospital by road ambulance
  • Police and paramedics rushed to the scene at around 2.30pm yesterday
  • The four-year-old was brought to hospital after suffering serious head injuries 

A four-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a car.

The girl was thought to have been walking with her grandmother when she was struck down on Charlestown Road in Blackley, Manchester, yesterday afternoon.

The air ambulance was called and the road has been closed in both directions between the junctions with Grange Park Road and Booth Hall Road.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene at around 2.30pm after the girl suffered from serious head injuries. 

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said a vehicle and a pedestrian had collided.

The girl was thought to have been walking with her grandmother when she was struck down on Charlestown Road in Blackley, Manchester, yesterday afternoon

One onlooker said: ‘There was a little girl in the road, she was crying. There was a woman with her who looked like her grandma, who was on the phone.

‘The police came quickly and there was a rapid response unit. It was shocking, there was a man in a van who was helping too. The driver of the car stopped as well.’

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said the girl was taken to hospital by road ambulance. A helicopter was seen landing in nearby Boggart Hole Clough. 

The air ambulance was called and the road has been closed in both directions between the junctions with Grange Park Road and Booth Hall Road

They added: ‘We received a call 14:31 and have mobilised an ambulance, response car and air ambulance to the scene.

‘We’ve taken a four year-old girl to hospital with serious head injuries.’ 

A GMP spokeswoman said: ‘At around 2.40pm on Tuesday 12 January 2020, police were called to a report of a collision on Charlestown Road, Blackley.

‘Officers attended and established that a vehicle and a pedestrian had collided.’

The force are asking for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward. 

‘Anyone with information should contact police quoting 1531 of 12/01/21 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.’ 

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