Schoolgirl, 12, fighting for life after being knocked down by car

The girl was struck by a Ford Focus while crossing the street in Falkirk on Monday afternoon.

Schoolgirl, 12, fighting for life after being knocked down by car iStock
Hospital: The 12-year-old girl is in a critical condition at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A schoolgirl is in a critical condition after being knocked down by a car in Falkirk. 

The incident occurred on Monday around 3pm when the 12-year-old was crossing King Street near to its junction with Union Street in Stenhousemuir.

As she crossed the road, she was struck by a Ford Focus being driven by a 35-year-old man. 

The girl suffered a head injury and was taken by ambulance to Forth Valley Royal Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Hospital staff have described the girl’s condition as critical. 

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the crash. 

Sergeant David Ross said: “This is a busy area and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash who has not yet spoken to police to contact us.  

“I would also appeal to drivers on the road at the time who have dash-cam footage to come forward too.

 “Anyone with information that may assist our investigation into this crash should contact 101 with reference number 1792 of January 17.”