Lancashire

Girl, 2, seriously hurt in fall from car in Accrington

Accident scene Accrington Image copyright Google
Image caption The girl fell from the car on the A56 near the Whinfields roundabout

A two-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries when she fell out of a car, police have said.

Lancashire Police said she could have been hit by another vehicle after falling from the BMW X5 early on Sunday in Accrington.

The girl was in a "serious but stable" condition at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, a spokesman said.

The car was travelling on the A56 from the Whinfields roundabout at about 00:40 GMT when she fell.

"It is then believed the girl - who is from Nelson - was possibly hit by another unknown vehicle," the spokesman said.

Sgt Dave Hurst said: "We believe there may have been a white vehicle, possibly a Kia, in the area at the time and we are keen to speak to them."

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