Police road crossing reminder after teenage girl hit by car in Norwich

Police are reminding pupils of the dangers of crossing roads on their way to and from school after a teenage pedestrian was hit by a car.

The 13-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a fractured ankle after the collision, involving a Renault Megane, which happened in Newmarket Road around 3pm yesterday.

Police closed the road in both directions between the junctions with Eaton Road and Daniels Road for around 20 minutes, causing traffic to back up along the busy arterial route.

Pc Robert Hardingham, from Norfolk Constabulary's Wymondham traffic unit, said one lane of traffic, heading out of the city had been stationary at the time, while the other was slow moving.

He added: 'We would like to remind schoolchildren of the necessity of being extra careful when crossing roads on their way to or from school, especially on a busy road like this.'

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