Schoolgirl hit by car as she crossed the road

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An 11-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was knocked down while crossing the road yesterday afternoon.

The youngster was hit by a car on Dentons Green Lane at around 5.30pm on Tuesday.

She suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to Alder Hey Hospital where her condition is described as serious.

Police say the driver of the black Renault Megane involved in the collision stopped at the scene and is currently helping officers with their inquiries.

Traffic police closed the road for five hours last night while investigation work was carried out.

A force spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to Dentons Green Lane at approximately 5.30pm following reports that a car had been in collision with a pedestrian.”

g Witnesses are being urged to call 0151 777 5747.