Adam McClean reports from the scene, in south Liverpool, of crash that's left eight injured.
Police are continuing to investigate a car crash that injured eight girls aged between 11 and 16. They have towed away the yellow Peugeot that was involved for closer examination. The woman in her 80s who was driving stopped at the scene and has not been arrested. The force says six girls suffered serious but not life threatening injuries. An eleven year old is being treated for a head injury.
Merseyside police has updated information about the casualties from the road crash outside Belvedere Academy in south Liverpool
- Six of the eight females have serious injuries consisting of broken bones and, in one case, a head injury.
- The girl with the head injury is aged 11
- Two of the eight have minor injuries only.
- Seven girls aged between 11 and 13 have been taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital for treatment.
- A 17-year-old girl suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
- An 80-year-old female motorist stopped at the scene of the collision and is assisting the police with enquiries.
- She was not injured and has not been arrested.
Belvidere Road where the accident happened at 3.20pm this afternoon has been re-opened but investigations are continuing in the area.
Belvedere Academy has issued a short statement to parents on its website.
Latest update from Merseyside Police is that none of the injured children have life-threatening injuries.
Latest pictures from the scene of the crash where it is confirmed that eight people have been injured as a car "ploughed into" schoolgirls on Belvidere Road outside Belvedere Academy in Toxteth.
An 80-year-old woman who was the driver of a yellow Peugeot was being treated at the scene.
Alder hey Hospital has activated major incident plan as two school girls fight for life and it is confirmed that eight people have been injured.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson told the Liverpool Echo:
Latest on Liverpool accident:
- The ambulance service have said eight people were treated as a result of the incident.
- A spokesman told the Liverpool Echo that six were at Alder Hey and one, a 17-year-old, is at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and another was discharged at the scene by a paramedic.
- Incident support unit, three fire brigades two ambulance,police and Matrix are at the scene which is taped off outside Belvedere Academy.
- Witnesses said a car lost control, mounted a kerb and hit the youngsters.
- Two schoolgirls are fighting for life after an "out-of-control car ploughed into them" outside a Toxteth school.
- Three other girls were in a serious condition following the accident near to Belvedere school onDevonshire Road.
- Elderly woman who was driving Peugeot car was treated at the scene.
Five girls aged between 11 and 13-years-old have been seriously injured at a road traffic accident in the Belvidere Road area of South Liverpool, police have confirmed.
An 80-year-old woman who was driving a Peugeot is being treated at the scene.
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.
- Belvidere 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.