Girl, 9, hit by car which had collided with scaffolding

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A nine-year-old girl is in hospital after being hit by a car which had crashed into scaffolding.

The child was on a temporary walkway underneath a railway bridge at Townhead Road, Dumbarton, when she was struck by the grey Vauxhall Astra on Sunday at 2.05pm .

Emergency services attended and the youngster was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow where she is being treated for serious leg injuries.

Inspector Gillian Gardner said: “A young girl sustained serious injuries and our officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish exactly what happened.

“We are urging anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to come forward.

“Think back, do you remember seeing the car mentioned? You may have mobile phone or dash-cam footage that can help us.

“We have already spoken to a number of people, however if you stopped to assist and have not yet spoken to police we would ask you to get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact Police via 101. Please quote incident number 2022 of Sunday January 20 when calling.”