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Appeal to help family of young girl injured in crash

Appeal to help family of young girl injured in crash

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:04pm 22nd October 2019. (Updated at 3:20pm 22nd October 2019)

A fundraising page has been set up to help the family of a young girl who was seriously injured in a crash in Redruth.

11-year-old Alexis was caught in a collision with a car on Falmouth Road and was rushed to Treliske hospital.

Overnight the young pedestrian and her dad were transferred to Bristol Children's Hospital in a coastguard rescue helicopter.

It has been revealed that she suffered broken bones and a partially collapsed lung.

Police say the youngster's condition is being described as stable but her injuries could still be life-changing.

A Go Fund Me page is trying to raise £500 to help the family with costs of fuel and bills.

"Emergency flight to Bristol Children's Hospital and now the only able working parent is now sat by her bed side as mother is home recovering and looking after the other two children, age eight and four.

"This is a stressful time for the family to meet the bills, travel costs up to Bristol and back to co parent at Alexis' bed side and work. Let alone the mother recovery from her recent op.

"All we are asking is any funds to help the family meet the bills and fuel costs."

Go Fund Me page

falmouth road, redruth
The crash happened on Falmouth Road in Redruth

Police are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage, or who saw what happened, to come forward.

"The incident happened on the B3300 Falmouth Road, near to the junction with Treruffe Hill, at around 1pm. 

"The ambulance service also attended the scene.

"The local girl suffered potentially life-changing injuries and was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske for treatment.

"Overnight, the girl, and her father, were flown by Coastguard Helicopter to Bristol Royal Infirmary.

"She remains there at this time receiving specialist care and treatment. Her condition is described as stable and her injuries are still being treated as life changing.

"Local police officers and specialists from the Roads Policing Team attended the scene, closed the road and launched a full forensic examination.

"Police have asked witnesses or anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward, unless they have already been in contact with officers at the scene."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Contact police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting incident number 299 of 21/10/19.

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