Car accident leaves youngster fighting for her life

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A GIRL aged 10 is fighting for life in hospital today after she was hit by a car as she tried to cross a Rotherham road.

The youngster is being treated for a fractured skull and broken arm and leg, which medics at Sheffield Children’s Hospital have described as life threatening injuries.

South Yorkshire Police said the girl and another child were trying to cross Nursery Road, Dinnington, at the time of the collision.

They had stepped into the road, back onto the pavement and then the 10-year-old, said to be local, stepped back into the road again into the path of an oncoming Volvo S60 travelling towards North Anston.

The collision, around 20 metres away from the junction with Park Avenue, was reported to emergency services at 1pm yesterday.

Witnesses should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 and quote incident 401 of April 19.