Hit-and-run driver may not know they knocked down six-year-old

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Police: 'It is possible that the driver was perhaps not even aware that they had struck the young girl.'STV

A six-year-old girl is recovering at home after being knocked down on her way to school in Greenock.

The girl was crossing the A78 Inverkip Road at a pedestrian crossing near Barrs Cottage when she was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa on Tuesday morning.

The driver of the car, which was heading to Greenock, failed to stop after the accident but police said they may not have realised they had hit the girl.

Constable Brian Nesbitt, of the Divisional Road Policing unit based at Renfrew Police Office, said: "Thankfully the young girl was not seriously injured.

"Our enquiries have revealed that the vehicle involved in the crash did not stop, and it is possible that the driver was perhaps not even aware that they had struck the young girl.

"We have been looking at CCTV and have been carrying out door to door enquiries at the shops and businesses nearby.I would like to trace the driver who was involved in the crash this morning.

"The vehicle is described as a 'new shape' Vauxhall Corsa, with four doors and was silver in colour."

Members of the public called the emergency services and the girl was taken to Inverclyde Royal Infirmary by ambulance to be have a minor head injury treated. She was later released.

Divisional Road Policing officers based at Renfrew Police Office are appealing for information on the crash to contact them.

Constable Nesbitt added: "I would like to speak to anyone who was travelling on this road at the time of the crash to get in touch with myself or my colleagues at Renfrew Police Office on 0141 532 6100."

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