Nine-year-old taken to hospital after collision with car outside school.

The incident happened in Lofting Road

The incident happened in Lofting Road - Credit: Archant

A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital after a collision with a car outside her school this morning.

The Thornhill Primary pupil suffered a cut lip in the incident involving a black Honda in Lofting Road, Barnsbury at about 8.50am.

No one was arrested, and police say the injuries are neither life-threatening or life-changing.

One parent who dropped her child off at the school just after the accident, said: “It’s a really nasty junction which gets super busy in the morning.

“It’s not really surprising that someone should get hurt there, and I’ve seen accidents happen in the past.


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“And it’s obviously alarming for a kid to get hurt so close to a school.”

Matt Chappel, headteacher of the Thornhill Road, said: “One of our pupils was injured by a car on a nearby road on her way into school. She was taken to hospital and thankfully her injuries aren’t serious but she and her family are obviously shaken up by what happened.

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“Everyone at Thornhill wishes her a speedy recovery. Incidents like this highlight why the work we do around road safety with our pupils and parents is so important.”

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