Girl airlifted to hospital after Nelson road accident

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A schoolgirl has been airlifted to hospital in Manchester after a road accident in Nelson late yesterday afternoon.

The little girl, believed to be aged 10, is reported to have been in collision with a bus as she crossed Railway Street, Nelson, It was said she was on her way to the mosque when the accident happened.

Reports on social media last night said she had injuries to both her legs. It was confirmed this morning that she had suffered an ankle injury

The North West air ambulance landed in the Quarry Hill area of Nelson to take the casualty to hospital. There was a large police presence in the area to secure the scene around 6pm.