Young girl airlifted to hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Bolton

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A young girl was seriously hurt after being hit by a vehicle on a busy road in Bolton.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Moss Bank Way just after 3.30pm on Friday 17 March.

The girl - whose age has not been revealed - was walking when she was knocked down.

She was airlifted to hospital from the scene after paramedics provided emergency care.

Another person was also given aid by a fire service trauma technician. Police said the driver remained on the scene to assist officers. No arrests have been made.

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A cordon was put in place on the busy road after the incident yesterday, with the road taped off in both directions between Blackburn Road and Broad'o'th Lane. The westbound carriageway has since reopened.

An eyewitness reported at least six police cars at the scene, which is near to Astley Bridge Park.

Detectives are urging any witnesses of the crash to come forward. They particularly want to speak to anyone who has dashcam footage.

Credit: Manchester Evening News

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service said: "Just before 4pm on Friday 17th March 2023, a fire engine from Bolton North fire station and the Technical Response Unit from Ashton supported colleagues from North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a vehicle that struck a school child on Moss Bank Way, Bolton.

"Firefighters secured the vehicle, established a safe zone for the air ambulance to operate in, and erected screens to provide dignity to the patient while paramedics provided emergency care. A fire service trauma technician also provided aid to another person at the scene who was affected by the incident."

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