Teenage girl suffers back injuries in Carlisle crash

Wigton Road, Carlisle Photo: Google Maps Street View
Wigton Road, Carlisle Photo: Google Maps Street View

A teenage girl suffered back injuries after being struck by a car in Carlisle.

The 14-year-old was knocked down outside B&M Bargains, in Wigton Road, during yesterday's rush hour.

It was the second collision yesterday in which a child was injured.

The teenage girl was struck by a blue Vauxhall Vectra car at about 6.10pm.

Traffic was backed up throughout the city, while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The car driver, a 65-year-old woman, was uninjured, but the girl suffered lower back injuries.

She was taken by ambulance to the city's Cumberland Infirmary for x-rays, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The incident was resolved by 7pm, but it took some time for the traffic to clear.

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