Teenager suffers serious leg injuries after being hit by a car in Speedwell
A teenage girl was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after being hit by a car in Speedwell Road.
The road was closed in both directions for more than two hours following the incident, just before 3pm today, while police officers carried out their investigations.
Great Western Air Ambulance landed near the scene so that the critical care team could give the girl suitable pain relief.
The incident happened near the Wackum Inn pub and was believed to have involved a blue Nissan Almera.
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Avon and Somerset Police said the girl, who is believed to be 13, suffered life-changing injuries but they were not believed to be life-threatening.
A South West Ambulance Service spokesman said that the girl sustained serious leg injuries.
He said the air support unit was called to the scene mainly due to the clinicians on-board and their ability to provide more powerful pain relief.
The patient was then taken to Frenchay Hospital by land ambulance.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the police on 101.