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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.

Car 'lost control' before collision with schoolchildren

A car lost control and mounted the kerb before it was in collision with a number of children outside a school in Liverpool, witnesses told the local newspaper.

Dave Kavanagh, assistant principal of the Belvedere Academy, told the Liverpool Echo, : “There has been a road traffic incident outside the school at about 3.30pm. Police are dealing with the incident.

“The parents of the pupils affected have been informed and parents are coming to pick the girls up because the roads are closed so our bus service isn’t running.

“We hope they are going to be okay and that they make a speedy recovery. We are all very concerned.”

Eight involved in road collision outside school

Eight people have been involved in a road collision outside a school in Liverpool.

North West Ambulance Service said they were called to reports of a road traffic incident near Belvedere Academy at 3.23pm.

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

Six of the injured, aged 11 to 13, have been taken to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, and one 17-year-old taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

The eighth casualty was discharged at the scene.

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Serious road traffic accident in Liverpool's Belvedere Road

Serious road traffic accident in Liverpool's Belvedere Road Credit: Google Maps

Five girls aged between 11 and 13-years-old have been seriously injured at a road traffic accident in the Belvedere Road area of South Liverpool, police have confirmed.

An 80-year-old woman who was driving a Peugeot is being treated at the scene.

Serious road traffic accident in Liverpool's Belvedere Road Credit: Google Maps

The collision was reported to the police at 3.20pm by a passer-by who witnessed a collision involving a yellow Peugeot and a number of pedestrians.

A number of them have injuries which are described as serious. Others have minor injuries. Their parents have been informed.

Police have closed the following roads and would advise motorists to avoid the area where possible as the roads will remain closed until investigation work can be carried out.

  • Belvedere Road
  • Junction of Devonshire Road and Admiral Street
  • Junction of Princess Gate and South Street

Parents are advised to visit Belvedere Academy website for information about collecting their children from school.

Adam Johnson arrested 'after girl told parents'

Adam Johnson was arrested after the girl told her parents about what happened and they informed the police, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Adam Johnson arriving at court on Friday. Credit: PA Wire

According to the prosecution, the player told the arresting officers: "Is this (the girl's name)? I only gave her a couple of shirts."

Prosecutor Kate Blackwell QC said Johnson told police the pair kissed "for a couple of minutes in quite a passionate way" while his hands stroked her body.

He said that when he was kissing (the girl) he knew that it was wrong and therefore went no further, that he knew that it was wrong because he had a girlfriend, a family, a career and that he was instantly upset with himself, telling himself that he should know better, that his behaviour was poor, that he had no sexual attraction to her, that he didn't like her 'in that way at all'.

– Kate Blackwell QC
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