Car Hits 8 Children Outside School In Liverpool, UK

Belvidere Road collision
One girl suffered two broken arms in the collision, which happened as pupils at the independent secondary broke up for half-term
Eight children have been hit by a car outside a school in Liverpool leaving a number with serious injuries.
 
Police were called by a passerby who witnessed the collision involving a yellow Peugeot car at about 3.20pm, close to Belvedere Academy.
 
It is reported the vehicle mounted a kerb and hit the youngsters.
 
The 80-year-old woman driver stopped at the scene in Belvidere Road and is helping police with their inquiries. 
 
The Merseyside force said she was uninjured and had not been arrested.
 
Five 11-year-old girls and two 13-year-old girls were taken to Alder Hey Hospital, and a 16-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
 
One of the 11-year-olds suffered a broken ankle and cuts to the face, a 13-year-old girl had a fractured hip and the other 13-year-old two broken arms, said police.
 
The accident happened as students at the independent girls’ secondary school for 11 to 19-year-olds broke up for half-term.
 
A police spokesman said: “The road and several surrounding streets were closed for several hours and the police would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while emergency services worked to treat casualties and fully investigate what happened.
 
“All roads were re-opened shortly before 7pm.”
 
Earlier. in a statement posted on the academy’s website, principal Peter Kennedy said: “Unfortunately there was a serious accident outside the academy at approximately 3.20pm this afternoon.
 
“Six of our students sustained injuries, some quite serious but not life-threatening.
 
“The emergency services were on the scene very quickly and dealt efficiently with the situation.
 
“All of the injured students have been taken to hospital where they are being treated.
 
“We will keep you updated as and when we receive further information.”
Courtesy of Sky News

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