The incident happened at the busy intersection shortly before 4pm and the child was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Astley Bridge councillor, Hilary Fairclough, said: “Like most people, we are saddened to hear of the accident where a young man was was injured in a car accident.

“As a borough representative, I want to reassure residents and those who use the area that I will seek a full investigation into the circumstances and see what we can do to try and prevent this from happening again.

“I intend to get the police, city officials and schools involved to see what we can do.

“A number of issues have been raised including inappropriate parking and many residents feel the road is too fast and I have to say I agree, however I don’t know if speed was the issue in this case.

“I want to know what happened and, most importantly, what we can all do to reduce the number of accidents.

“I really hope that the young lady makes a speedy and complete recovery, which is, of course, the most important thing.

“I’m taking this very seriously and I hope things move quickly.”

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have video footage the incident to get in touch.

Bolton News:

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly after 3.30pm on Friday 17 March, police were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Moss Bank Way, Boltonbetween a vehicle and a pedestrian.

“A young girl with serious injuries was taken to the hospital.

“The driver remained at the scene and is continuing to assist police with their enquiries.

“At the moment, there have been no arrests.

“Officers are now appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have footage of the incident – including CCTV or dashcam footage – to get in touch.”

If you have any information that could help police, you can call GMP’s Serious Collision Squad on 0161 856 4741 in reference to the 2019 incident on March 17.

Reports can also be made via the GMP website or to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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