Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Girl Injured on Crossing

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Girl Injured on Crossing

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Byline: By Rob Kennedy

A girl of 11 is fighting for life after being hit by a car.

She is critically ill with head injuries after she was struck while on her bike near a pedestrian crossing.

The accident happened on Saturday lunchtime next to the crossing on Newburn Road, in Newburn, Newcastle.

Jackie Thomson, who lives nearby, said: "I didn't see it happen but from what people have said it was just a tragic accident.

"Where it happened is right next to a pedestrian crossing so I don't know if she's thought it was safe to cross or what.

"It's a fairly busy road and the cars do come through a bit quick sometimes.

Her family only live 100 yards from where it happened, it must be terrible for them."

Police said the girl, who has not yet been named, was struck by a Honda Accord driven by a local man at Newburn Road's junction with Park Road at 12.25pm on Saturday.

The youngster is in a critical but stable condition in Newcastle General Hospital. …

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