Blackpool schoolgirl, 12, taken to hospital after being hit by car on roundabout

A 12-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after she was struck by a car on a roundabout in Blackpool yesterday (Wednesday, May 5).

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:43 am
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 9:50 am

The girl suffered head injuries after she was hit by a black Kia Sorento at the Poulton Road roundabout at 3.30pm.

An air ambulance was mobilised and landed close to the scene, where onboard paramedics were joined by colleagues in a road ambulance and two rapid response vehicles.

North West Ambulance Service said the child has been taken to hospital, but her injuries are not life-threatening.

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The air ambulance was called to the scene in Poulton Road, Blackpool after a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car at around 3.30pm on Wednesday (May 5). Picture by Karl Bonney
The air ambulance was called to the scene in Poulton Road, Blackpool after a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car at around 3.30pm on Wednesday (May 5). Picture by Karl Bonney

"She was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital by ambulance. No major trauma injuries," said a spokesman for the ambulance service.

The driver of the Kia stopped at the scene whilst police and emergency services attended. Lancashire Police said no arrests have been made.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 3.30pm to a report of an RTC involving a pedestrian and a car on Poulton Road, close to the roundabout.

"A black Kia Sorento stopped at the scene. The road was closed while emergency services attended.

"The pedestrian, a 12-year-old child, was taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not thought to be life changing.

"Enquiries are ongoing, anyone with information can contact 101 quoting log 0891 of May 5."

Poulton Road was closed for around an hour before police reopened it at 4.30pm.

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