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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Girl airlifted to Newcastle hospital after 'serious' crash

A teenage girl has suffered head injuries after a collision with a car.

The 13-year-old was airlifted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, where she was today (Sunday) said to be in a critical condition.

Emergency services say the incident happened on Solway Road, Workington, just after 4pm yesterday (Saturday).

Police described the collision as "serious". A number of roads near the train station and towards the town centre were closed.

The girl, who was on foot, is believed to be from the St Bees area. She was with a friend at the time.

Neither the driver of the silver Nissan Qashqai car nor her two passengers were hurt. The driver is from Whitehaven area and aged 59.

Roads in the area were closed until about 8pm as an investigation into what happened got underway. Diversions were in place at Senhouse Street and the Tesco roundabout.

The Great North Air Ambulance's Pride of Cumbria helicopter was scrambled to the scene and flew the girl to hospital. Her family have been notified.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw the collision - or the car or the girl before the crash - to call them on 101.

No-one has been arrested.

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