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Girl injured after crash in Cornwall transferred to Bristol

Girl injured after crash in Cornwall transferred to Bristol

Published by Emma Carton at 7:09am 23rd October 2019. (Updated at 8:33am 23rd October 2019)

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A schoolgirl who was caught in a crash in Redruth has been transferred to hospital in Bristol.

11-year-old pedestrian, Alexis, was involved in a collision with a car in Redruth on Monday.

Police say her injuries are still considered to be life-changing.

She is said to have suffered broken bones and a partially collapsed lung.

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging anyone who saw something at around 1pm to come forward.

Alexis - Redruth crash
A Crowdfunder has been set up to help the family of an 11-year-old girl, serious injured after a crash in Redruth. Photo: Go Fund Me

"Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a collision between a car and an 11-year-old girl in Redruth on Monday 21st October. 

"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.

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

Devon and Cornwall Police

A Crowdfunder page has been set up to support the youngster's family, as they make trips up country.

"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."

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