Schoolgirl suffers broken leg in accident

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AN eight-year-old girl suffered a broken leg when she was hit by a car.

She was heading home from school in East Durham when the incident happened.

The youngster was involved in a collision with a blue Reanult Megane as it headed east on the B1320 Yoden Way in Peterlee.

The girl, a pupil at Dene House Primary School in Manor Way, was taken to North Tees Hospital in Stockton, where she was given treatment for the fracture.

Durham Police believe shoppers and motorists could help with their investigations.

Pc Jennifer Newby, of the road policing unit based in Seaham, said: “We know there were a number of people around at the time the incident occurred, as it was at the end of the school day and people were making their way from the premises.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that would help with our investigation to get in touch.

The collision happened at 3.20pm on Thursday, May 16, but police have only just released details.

She can be contacted via the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.