Girl, 12, 'Serious But Stable' After Being Hit By Car

23 August 2017, 13:47

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A school girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being knocked down by a car.

The 12-year-old was hit by a Vauxhall Astra while crossing Rodger Drive in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, at about 4.10pm on Tuesday.

She was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment to a serious head injury.

Medical staff describe her condition as serious but stable.

The 34-year-old driver of the Astra was not injured and police are appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant David Stenhouse said: "The girl was with some friends and all were walking north along Broomieknowe Road leading to Rodger Drive, however as she stepped out to cross the road at the junction she was struck by the Astra car.

"Although there were a number of people at the scene, we are still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash."