Air ambulance scrambled after child 'struck by vehicle'

Air ambulance scrambled after child 'struck by vehicle' <i>(Image: Kit Carmen)</i>
Air ambulance scrambled after child 'struck by vehicle' (Image: Kit Carmen)

A child was struck by a vehicle on a busy junction.

Moss Bank Way was shut in both directions from 3.30pm into late evening yesterday following the collision as police carried out their investigations into the accident.

The child was airlifted to hospital.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service said: "Just before 4pm on Friday 17th March 2023, a fire engine from Bolton North fire station and the Technical Response Unit from Ashton supported colleagues from North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a vehicle that struck a school child on Moss Bank Way, Bolton.

RECAP: Busy road closed as casualty airlifted to hospital

"Firefighters secured the vehicle, established a safe zone for the air ambulance to operate in, and erected screens to provide dignity to the patient while paramedics provided emergency care. A fire service trauma technician

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also provided aid to another person at the scene who was affected by the incident.

"The casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance for further treatment. Firefighters were there for approximately one hour."

Moss Bank Way was closed in both directions up to Blackburn Road and Broad'o'th Lane.

The road was reopened at around 10pm.

Main picture by Kit Carman