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Belvidere Road crash: Girl 'to suffer long-term memory loss'

Belvidere Road Image copyright Bay TV
Image caption The collision happened near Belvedere Academy girls' secondary school

One of the eight girls who were struck by a car near a school in Liverpool will suffer from long-term memory loss, a solicitor has said.

Six of the girls, aged between 11 and 16, were "seriously" injured in the crash on Belvidere Road on 12 February.

Dave Bushell, representing two of the girls' families, said one would suffer long-term memory loss and need "prolonged" medical care.

A police investigation is continuing into the incident.

The driver of the Peugeot car, a woman in her 80s, was not injured and is helping the police investigation.

Mr Bushell, of Brown Turner Ross Solicitors, said the child - described as a football enthusiast - also suffered serious head and leg injuries and may not play the sport again as a result.

Another child suffered a dislocated shoulder and fractures in both arms.

Mr Bushell added: "The families would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the teachers and bus drivers and medical professionals who attended the scene, and the dedicated nurses, doctors and consultants who continue to provide medical care for their children during their recovery at Alder Hey Children's Hospital."

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