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Witnesses tell of shock after girl hit by car in Falkirk as emergency services shut off road

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Witnesses have spoken of their shock after a schoolgirl was hit by a car in Falkirk, leaving her with a serious head injury.

Emergency services raced to King Street in Stenhourmuir, outside Tryst Medical Centre, at around 3pm this afternoon following reports of a smash involving a pedestrian.The 12-year-old was rushed to the nearby Forth Valley Royal Hospital for treatment to her injuries.Officers taped off a large area of the road and street as they investigate how the accident happened.At least 8 police vehicles are currently in attendance, including specialist crash scene investigators.Pictures show cops laying yellow markers on the road.A woman who lives on the street spoke of her shock, she said: "I had just sat down after making a cup of tea and I head this almighty bang.Falkirk Live brings you the latest headlines from Falkirk and beyond.But did you know all the ways you can stay informed with us?We share live news and exclusive scoops every day so make sure you're following us so we can keep you informed on all things Falkirk!"I looked out and seen a blue car stationery on the road and people just standing looking shocked."I thought the person had hit another car, but it was a wee lassie.

She was just lying there on the road the poor wee thing."Another witness said: "I feel sick, that was the worst thing I have ever seen in my life."Especially it being a wee wain as well."I just hope she makes a speedy recovery."They added: "I can't stop shaking."The road is expected to be closed for some time.A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 3pm on Monday 17 January 2022, police received a report of a 12-year-old girl struck by a car in King Street, Stenhousemuir."The girl has been taken by ambulance to Forth Valley

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