Newton Abbot: Schoolgirl In Critical But Stable Condition

18 December 2013, 09:08 | Updated: 18 December 2013, 09:11

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Pupils who witnessed one of their classmates being in collision with a car on Tuesday 17 December are being offered welfare support.

The 12-year old girl who is a pupil at Newton Abbot College, was walking from school when the collision happened on Old Exeter Road at around 3:30pm. 

She was taken by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth but was later transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. 

She is in a critical but stable condition after suffering a head injury. 

The car involved was a grey/blue BMW 323i from the Exeter area and was driven by 69-year-old woman. 

The driver is not thought to have been injured. The road was closed for an hour while investigators were at the scene. 

A police spokesperson said: "Officers are investigating the cause of the collision and have spoken to a number of witnesses already, but if anyone else witnessed this incident please get in touch." 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 404 of 17/12/13, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.