Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 6-year-old girl from Pilling was knocked over as she crossed the road in Preesall yesterday afternoon.
The incident took place just after 4pm when the girl has stepped off a bus on Sandy Lane at the junction with Fordstone Avenue and has walked around the back of the bus before stepping out into the road where she has been involved in a collision with an oncoming Hyundai Amica.
The girl was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with head and chest injuries but has since been transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.
– Lancashire Police Statement
Sergeant Dave Hogarth from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “I would appeal to any passengers that were on the bus or anybody that witnessed this collision to come forward and speak with police on 101. “In particular I would appeal to the driver of a small saloon car that was behind the bus at the time of the collision to come forward. This vehicle was stationary either waiting behind the bus or waiting to turn right down Fordstone Avenue.” Sandy Lane was closed for four hours to allow for an investigation to take place.