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School: Six students in hospital after collision

Police at the scene following the collision Credit: PA

The principal of Belvedere Academy has confirmed six of its students were taken to hospital after a collision outside the school in Liverpool.

Peter Kennedy issued a statement to parents on the school's website after the collision earlier this afternoon.

He said the students had been taken to hospital after suffering injuries "some quite serious but not life-threatening."

Dear Parents

Unfortunately there was a serious accident outside the Academy at approximately 3.20pm this afternoon.

Six of our students sustained injuries, some quite serious but not life-threatening.

The Emergency Services were on the scene very quickly and dealt efficiently with the situation.

All of the injured students have been taken to hospital where they are being treated.

We will keep you updated as and when we receive further information.

– Peter Kennedy, Principal

North West Ambulance Service said two further people, including a 17-year-old and an eighth person, were treated following the incident.

The 17-year-old was taken to hospital with minor injuries while the eighth person was discharged at the scene.

No arrests following collision outside school

Police have spoken to the driver of the yellow Peugeot Credit: PA Wire

There have been no arrests following a collision in which a number of schoolchildren were injured outside a school in Liverpool, police have said.

Merseyside Police said they have spoken to a driver in her 80s following the collision involving a yellow Peugeot outside Belvedere Academy as part of an ongoing investigation.

No arrests have been made and no one has been taken into custody following the incident, a force spokesman said.

He said six girls, aged between 11 and 13, from the school had been taken to hospital following the collision.

A 17-year-old and an eighth person were also treated after the incident. It is not yet known whether they were students at the academy.

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No children in life-threatening condition after collision

Police divert traffic at the scene Credit: ITV Granada

None of the children involved in a collision with a car outside a school in Liverpool are believed to be in a life-threatening condition, Merseyside Police have said.

None of the injured children are believed to be in a life-threatening condition in hospital. Further updates regarding each child's condition will be issued shortly.

– Merseyside Police

Police: Driver in her 80s treated at scene of collision

Emergency services at the scene Credit: ITV Granada

Police were called to reports of a collision involving a yellow Peugeot and a number of pedestrians outside a school in Liverpool.

Merseyside Police said officers were called by a passer-by who witnessed the collision outside the Belvedere Academy involving the Peugeot at 3.20pm.

North West Ambulance Service said eight people were treated at the scene.

Two casualties had critical injuries, three had serious injuries and three had minor injures, a spokeswoman said.

Six people, aged 11-13, and one 17-year-old have been taken to hospital. An eight casualty was discharged at the scene.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 80s, was also treated at the scene, police said.

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