In a shocking incident earlier today, a nine-year-old girl sustained critical injuries after being involved in a road traffic collision. Police are urgently seeking witnesses to shed light on the incident, which occurred in Halifax’s King Cross Street.
At approximately 11:09 am, a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) on patrol discovered the distressing scene. The young pedestrian had been struck by a black Vauxhall Corsa while crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing near the junction with Park Road. Accompanied by an adult at the time, the girl’s circumstances only accentuate the severity of the incident.
The victim was promptly rushed to the hospital, where she is currently receiving emergency treatment. Medical professionals have classified her condition as critical, underscoring the gravity of the situation.
Law enforcement officials have implemented a scene preservation measure, ensuring that crucial evidence is protected. Enquiries into the incident are already underway, as investigators work diligently to uncover the precise details surrounding the collision.
In connection with the incident, authorities have detained the driver of the Vauxhall Corsa. The man, identified as a 53-year-old, is now under arrest on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. This development reflects the seriousness with which the police are approaching the case.
The investigation team is now urging members of the public to come forward with any information that could aid their efforts. Eyewitnesses who observed the collision or witnessed the movements of the vehicle leading up to the incident are particularly sought after. Individuals possessing relevant dashcam footage are encouraged to reach out to roads policing officers immediately. The preferred method of contact is via telephone at 101, quoting log number 715 of July 8 or reference number 132302379650. Alternatively, information can be submitted online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.