Girl, 14, airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by bus

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has been airlifted to hospital after she was hit by a bus in a horror crash.

The girl was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital for treatment after suffering serious injuries.

The accident happened in the village of Lytchett Matravers in Dorset just after 4pm

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The accident happened in the village of Lytchett Matravers in Dorset just after 4pmCredit: Google Maps

Her family have been informed.

The collision took place in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, just after 4pm.

Road closures were put in place as the emergency services responded to the incident.

Dorset Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward.

Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “We are carrying out a detailed investigation to establish the full circumstances of this collision and I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us if you have not already spoken to police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam.

“I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place.

“These were necessarily to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be conducted.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:444.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

Dorset Police have appealed for anyone who has information about the accident to come forward

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Dorset Police have appealed for anyone who has information about the accident to come forwardCredit: Google Maps

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