Girl, 12, hit by car leaving eyewitness feeling ‘physically sick’

A schoolgirl was hit by a car this afternoon with passersby saying the incident left them feeling “physically sick”.

Emergency services were called to Sutton Heath Road in St Helens at around 3:50pm today, Wednesday, June 9 near the junction with Elephant Lane.

It is currently unconfirmed the exact injuries the 12-year-old sustained and it is unknown whether she was taken to hospital.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene with a number of police and emergency vehicles in attendance.

People shared their concern on social media after seeing police in the area shortly after 4pm.

One witness said: I feel physically sick. Tried shouting don’t go but nothing would come out… my nerves are gone.”

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “We were called at 3.50pm today to Sutton Heath Road to reports of a slight injury RTC involving a 12 year-old girl and a car. The driver of the car stopped at the scene.”

The ECHO contacted the North West Ambulance Service for a comment and an update on the 12-year-old’s condition.

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