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Reports of 'young child' rushed to hospital after being injured in crash as car 'smashes into fence'

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A 'young child' was reportedly rushed to hospital after being injured in a crash on a main road in Westhoughton on Sunday afternoon (June 16).

There are unconfirmed reports that the child, understood to have been a young girl, was struck by a vehicle along Wigan Road.

Police and paramedics raced to the scene and blocked the road in both directions. Greater Manchester Police have not yet confirmed details surrounding the incident, but locals also claimed a car appeared to have been smashed into a fence at the roadside. READ MORE GMP issue statement after chaotic scenes between demonstrators and officers at Palestine protest Pictures taken from the scene showed traffic police in attendance, along with an ambulance with the road cordoned off for a number of hours amid investigations.

Former councillor Anna-Marie Watters, who lives nearby, said she witnessed the scene moments after the collision and that a large vehicle had mounted the kerb and crashed into a fence on the opposite side of the road.

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