12-year-old Hartlepool schoolgirl hit by car

Police and an ambulance at the scene of the accident at the junction of Hart Lane and Serpentine Gardens.
Police and an ambulance at the scene of the accident at the junction of Hart Lane and Serpentine Gardens.

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl suffered leg injuries after she was hit by a car.

The schoolgirl was hit by a Peugeot 308 car in Hart Lane near to the junction with Serpentine Gardens, in Hartlepool, at 8.13am today.

Police and ambulance services rushed to the scene and the girl was taken to hospital.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said the road was blocked for a short time.