Crash - Youngster awaiting brain scan
A NINE-year-old girl was seriously ill in hospital with head injuries last night after she was involved in collision with a car on a Suffolk road.The youngster, who has not been named, was struck by the vehicle in Norwich Road, Lowestoft, yesterday.
A NINE-year-old girl was seriously ill in hospital with head injuries last night after she was involved in collision with a car on a Suffolk road.
The youngster, who has not been named, was struck by the vehicle in Norwich Road, Lowestoft, yesterday.
The girl was taken by ambulance to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, where doctors were waiting the result of a brain scan, before they decided whether to transfer her to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire.
The road was closed while police and ambulances were at the scene and remained blocked while accident investigators examined the area.
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Suffolk police have appealed for witnesses to the accident, which happened at around 4.40pm, to come forward.
A police spokesman said: "A nine-year-old girl is in a serious condition in the James Paget Hospital following a collision with a car on the Norwich Road in Lowestoft.
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"The girl is currently awaiting a brain scan and is expected to be transferred to the intensive therapy unit within the hospital.
"Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500."