A nine-year-old child is in serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car on the Isle of Lewis

A nine-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car on an island road.

The collision, which involved a blue Toyota Yaris, happened on the B895 Newmarket to Tolsta road at Broadbay View in Back on the Isle of Lewis at around 3.25pm on Monday.

The youngster was initially taken to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway before being transferred to the children's hospital in Glasgow for treatment.

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Her condition is described as serious but stable.

A nine-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car on an island road.
A nine-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car on an island road.

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The road was closed until 11.50pm while officers carried out an investigation.

Sergeant David Miller, of Highlands and Islands Road Policing Unit, said: "Our inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing and I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and has not yet spoken to us to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101, quoting reference number 1877 of December 14.

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