A 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a car.
It is thought the youngster was playing on Osborne Road in South Shore when the collision happened at around 4.20pm.
North West Air Ambulance took the girl, who is from South Shore, to Royal Preston Hospital while police closed the road for four hours.
She was then transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, suffering from head injuries.
Blackpool Police are now appealing for witnesses.
A police spokesman said: “We have launched an investigation after a 10-year-old girl was hit by a blue Golf.
“She has got serious head injuries and is described as being in a poorly condition.
“We are appealing for anyone with information to contact us.”
The driver of the car was said to be shocked but unhurt.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.