Schoolgirl hurt following collision with a car in Coltishall

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter.

A schoolgirl was rushed to hospital this afternoon following a collision with a car.

The teenager, believed to be a student at Broadland High School in Hoveton, was hit by a Suzuki vehicle on North Walsham Road in Coltishall shortly before 3.30pm.

She is understood to have been stepping off the school bus when the drama unfolded.

Emergency services raced to the scene after the alarm was raised.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance, police and an ambulance crew were all in attendance. She was taken by road to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

However, her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: 'We treated one patient, who was described as having a minor injury.'

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Road safety campaigners have called for a pedestrian crossing in the area amid reports of a number of near misses.

Councillor Alan Mallett, who represents Coltishall on Broadland District Council, said: 'I am very relieved the girl is going to be okay.'

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