A GIRL has suffered potentially serious injuries after she was hit by a car in Bromyard.

The Midlands Air Ambulance was scrambled to the scene of the crash on Sunday (November 22), which West Midlands Ambulance Service said was a road traffic collision between a car and a pedestrian.

The 10-year-old pedestrian was then taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital, emergency services said.

The ambulance service spokesperson said: "We were called at 3.24pm to St Peter's Gardens in Church Street to reports of an RTC involving a car and a pedestrian.

"There was an off-duty paramedic on scene, two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham.

"One girl, the pedestrian, was given treatment on scene for potentially serious injuries and she was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Birmingham Children's Hospital for further treatment."

West Mercia Police closed Church Street between Bromyard cemetery and St Peter's Church as emergency crews responded, with the air ambulance landing a short distance away at the town's football pitches.

West Mercia Police is now appealing for witnesses to come forward, with the girl still in hospital.

"At around 3.30pm yesterday (Sunday 22 November) we received reports of a serious collision on Church Street, Bromyard involving a car and a pedestrian," a police spokesperson said.

"A 10-year-old girl was injured in the collision and transported to hospital. She remains in hospital with potentially life changing injuries. 

"The collision resulted in the closure of Church Street, which then remained closed for several hours.

"If you witnessed the incident, have dashcam footage or have any information that can help officers with their enquiries, please contact the officer in the case PC Lee Palmer on 07970864697 quoting incident number 355i of 22 November, or by using our online reporting function on West Mercia Police website under the section tell us about."