A child has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Salford. Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon (April 26).
The incident happened on Barton Road/Liverpool Rad, in Eccles, close to Patricroft Bridge. The road was immediately cordoned off, with officers and paramedics remaining at the scene for around two hours.
The child, whose age is not yet confirmed, was taken to the Royal Manchester’s Children’s Hospital in a road ambulance from the scene, as traffic cops continued to make enquiries. An air ambulance also landed at the scene as well as advanced paramedics.
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A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance said: “ We took a call at 15:24 today for reports of a person being hit by a car. We sent an ambulance, RRV, advanced paramedic and air ambulance to scene and treated a child with serious injuries and took them to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital by land ambulance.”
Greater Manchester Police tweeted: “Motorists are advised to avoid Liverpool Road near Worsley Road in Eccles whilst officers are at the scene following a road traffic collision. Traffic is expected and drivers are encouraged to find an alternative route whilst emergency services remain at the scene. “
Fire crews from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene for around 30 minutes on Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson said: “Just after half 3 this afternoon (26 April), firefighters were called to reports of a road traffic accident involving one car on Liverpool Road in Eccles. One fire engine from Eccles attended.
“Crews worked alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) at the scene. One casualty was conveyed to hospital by NWAS, and firefighters were in attendance for around half an hour.”