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Two girls injured by traffic collision

Two girls have been injured following a serious collision in Blackpool.

Police were called around 2.25pm on Saturday (October 6) following reports of an accident in Marton Drive, close to the junction with Harcourt Road.

A grey Alfa Romeo travelling northbound had been involved in a collision with two girls on the pedestrian crossing close to Tesco.

One of the girls, aged 11 and from Blackpool, was knocked unconscious and taken by air ambulance to Alder Hey Hospital for treatment.

The second girl, also aged 11 and from Blackpool, suffered minor cuts and bruising.

The driver of the Alfa Romeo, a 25-year-old woman from Preston, was not injured.

Police are appealing for any drivers with dashboard mounted camera footage of the incident to come forward.

Sgt Rob Gomery, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are investigating a serious collision in Blackpool.

“Two girls have been injured, one seriously, and we want to establish exactly what happened.

“If you witnessed the collision, or have dash cam footage which could help us, please come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0838 of October 6.

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