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Girl, 12, rushed to hospital after being 'knocked down' by car outside Ayrshire school

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A young girl has been rushed to hospital after being 'knocked down' near a school in North Ayrshire. The incident took place shortly after 12.30pm today when officers were alerted to reports of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian outside Auchenharvie Academy on Saltcoats Road in the town of Stevenston.

Emergency services, including Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance Service, raced to the scene and a 12-year-old female was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow to receive treatment.The extent of her injuries are not yet known, nor is her current condition.

Cops say enquiries into the event are continuing, and anyone with any information on what happened is being urged to get in touch.Sergeant Gordon Stewart of the Road Policing Unit at Irvine said: “Around 12.40pm on Friday, 23 September, police were called to a report of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian on Saltcoats Road, Stevenston.“Officers attended and a 12-year-old girl was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital."Police enquiries are continuing and any witnesses or any drivers with dash-cam footage are asked to contact us.

Anyone with information that may assist should contact 101 with reference 1423 of 23 September.”A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: "We are aware that an Auchenharvie Academy pupil is currently being cared for in hospital and we wish them a speedy recovery."The incident itself is a matter for Police Scotland and so it would not be appropriate for North Ayrshire Council to provide any further comment at this time." Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here. Cops hunt masked driver who approached young girls in Scots town Speeding

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