Girl, 11, fighting for life after she was hit by a car near petrol station in Greater Manchester as driver, 35, arrested

AN 11-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was hit by a car in Greater Manchester.

A 35-year-old driver was arrested after the horror smash at Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe around 4.30pm on Monday.

Officers found a Suzuki Alto collided with the youngster close to an Esso petrol station.

The girl was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she remains in critical condition, Greater Manchester Police said

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Following the crash the road was closed in both directions between Stand Lane and Dales Lane and traffic was diverted away from the area.

A heavy police presence was seen on the road, and on nearby Rupert Street, for hours after the incident.

Photos showed emergency services and an air ambulance at the scene.

Radcliffe New Road remained cordoned off from the arrival of the emergency services until just before 10pm last night.

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