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Injured schoolgirl flown to Hospital

PUBLISHED: 10:48 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:03 11 August 2010

The scene of the accident

The scene of the accident

A 12-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl was airlifted to hospital with a broken leg after a road accident in Becontree Avenue, on Monday evening. The young girl, who it is believed attends a local secondary school, allegedly ran out between two parked cars and collided

A 12-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl was airlifted to hospital with a broken leg after a road accident in Becontree Avenue, on Monday evening.

The young girl, who it is believed attends a local secondary school, allegedly ran out between two parked cars and collided with a passing vehicle.

The accident happened at around 5.25pm with police and paramedics rushing to the scene, between Stanhope and Stockdale Road.

The Air Ambulance was called, and landed in the grounds of near-by Grafton Infants School.

A member of staff told the POST: "It was about 6pm when I heard the helicopter flying above me and I went to see what was going on.

"I noticed that there had been an accident and that the helicopter wanted to land in the school grounds.

"There were lots of emergency vehicles here at the time, police, paramedics, and ambulance.

"They drove the girl the short distance from where the accident took place to the helicopter in an ambulance and then they took her away."

Shocked residents gathered around the scene and it wasn't long before a large crowd had formed.

Another witness, who lives near the school, said: "She looked in a bad way, she was very distressed. The ambulance team was there for a long while and they were doing everything they could to make her comfortable.

"I just hope she was alright, she looked so young."

A police spokesperson said that the collision was being treated as a genuine accident and that the young child had sustained non-life threatening injuries including a broken femur.


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