12-year-old girl critical but stable

Huw Oxburgh
Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 11:57am

A 12-year-old girl has been taken to Frenchay hospital in Bristol after being hit by a car in Newton Abbot yesterday afternoon. (Tuesday 17 December).

The girl, a pupil at Newton Abbot College, is in a critical but stable condition with a head injury.

The car is thought to have collided with the girl on Highweek Street at around 3.30pm while she was walking back from school.

The collision was witnessed by passersby including school pupils and the school will offer support to the children who witnessed the collision.

The driver, a 69-year-old woman, from the Exeter area is not thought to have been injured.
The road was closed for an hour while investigators were at the scene.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers are investigating the cause of the collision and have spoken to a number of witnesses already, but if anyone else witnessed this incident please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 404 of 17/12/13, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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