Crash victim, 10, seriously ill in hospital

Police investigate the collision on Osborne Road, South Shore. Coun Tony Lee (inset) says Blackpool Council will investigate putting new road safety measures in place on the street.
Police investigate the collision on Osborne Road, South Shore. Coun Tony Lee (inset) says Blackpool Council will investigate putting new road safety measures in place on the street.
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New road safety measures could be put in place on a South Shore street after a young girl was hit by a car.

The 10-year-old remains in a “serious, but stable” condition in hospital after the collision on Osborne Road.

Today Coun Tony Lee, who represents Waterloo ward on Blackpool Council, says safety chiefs will visit the scene in the coming days to see if anything can be done to prevent a similar incident from happening again.

Coun Lee said: “We’re just so sad that it’s a young child and our hearts go out to the family.

“We’re going to have a look at Osborne Road and see what we can do.

“We don’t want this to happen so if there’s any way we can look at things safety-wise we’ll get together and see if we can come up with anything special.

“I know it’s shutting the gate after the horse has bolted but there might be an idea we can come up with that will work.

“We don’t want anymore accidents so we will be working hard on this.”

Little is known about the girl who was hit, although she is from Blackpool and attends Waterloo Primary Academy.

Waterloo headteacher Mark Gray said: “Her mum rang up yesterday morning and we’re all willing her on to pull through.”

The crash happened at around 4.20pm on Sunday and Lancashire Police is appealing for witnesses.

No-one has been arrested over the incident.

A police spokesman said: “Her condition is serious but she is in a stable condition.”

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