12 February 2016
Eight school pupils have been hit by a car outside a Liverpool school, with a number of children suffering serious injuries.
Police were called to the school after a passerby reported that they had witnessed a collision involving a yellow Peugeot 208 at 3:20pm.
The vehicle, which is reported to have mounted the curb, was driven by an 80-year-old woman who is now helping police with their enquiries.
The Merseyside police said the elderly driver suffered no injuries and had not been arrested.
Five 11-year-old girls and two 13-year-old girls were taken to Alder Hey Hospital, while a 16-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
One of the 11-year-old girls suffered a broken ankle, while a 13-year-old fractured her hip and another 13-year-old had suffered two severley broken arms.
After the incident, the school then released a statement on its website saying: “Unfortunately there was a serious accident outside the academy at approximately 3.20pm this afternoon.
“Six of our students sustained injuries, some quite serious but not life-threatening.
“The emergency services were on the scene very quickly and dealt efficiently with the situation.
“All of the injured students have been taken to hospital where they are being treated.
“We will keep you updated as and when we receive further information.”
A spokesman for the Merseyside police then said: “The road and several surrounding streets were closed for several hours and the police would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while emergency services worked to treat casualties and fully investigate what happened.
“All roads were re-opened shortly before 7pm.”
By: Lincoln Kyle September (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: [The Sun]