Schoolgirl, 11, rushed to hospital after collision on busy road

By Stephen Topping

A schoolgirl has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a vehicle on a busy Bolton road this morning.

Emergency services raced out to Chorley New Road, in Horwich, after being called out to a collision involving a young pedestrian near St Mary's Church at around 8.20am.

The pedestrian, an 11-year-old girl, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: "We responded to a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian, following a 999 call at 8.23am.

"An 11-year-old girl was taken to hospital, no major injuries."

Chorley New Road was closed in both directions for a short time following the collision.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing police and firefighters in attendance, along with paramedics.

No arrests have been made following the collision, a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News .

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was approached for comment.

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