Girl, 7, hit by tipper truck is in critical condition with life-changing injuries

A GIRL has been left with life-changing injuries after a collision with a HGV. Shortly after 3pm yesterday (Monday, September 20), emergency services were called to the scene of a collision involving a child and a tipper truck in Chapel House, Newcastle. The seven-year-old girl was on Chadderton Drive, near Hillhead Parkway junction, when the truck hit her.

She was taken to hospital with potentially life-changing leg injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition. The girl’s family are being supported by specialist family liaison officers at this time. An investigation has been launched and Northumbria Police urge witnesses or anybody with dashcam footage to come forward.

Sergeant Steve Armstrong, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is clearly a terrible incident for everyone involved and has resulted in a seven-year-old child being rushed to hospital where her condition is described as being critical. “The injuries she has sustained could be life-changing and we are committed to find out exactly what happened in the moments prior to the collision. “This happened in a busy location, close to Knop Law Primary School, and I am today appealing for anybody who was in that area yesterday afternoon to come forward.

“Please check any dashcam footage and get in touch if you see anything that may assist our investigation. Equally, we want to hear from anybody who believes they witnessed this collision. “This is an ongoing investigation so I would ask that people do not speculate as to what may or may not have happened and let our enquiries run their course”.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage that can assist the investigation is asked to contact them via quoting NP-20210920-0592 or email Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also follow our dedicated County Durham Facebook page for all the latest in the area by clicking here.

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