9-year-old girl fighting for life in hospital after horror accident this morning in West Yorkshire

A nine-year-old girl is battling for her life in hospital after being struck by a car on a zebra crossing this morning.

The child sustained critical injuries when she was hit by a black Vauxhall Corsa in Halifax shortly after 11am.

Emergency services swiftly responded to the incident on King Cross Street following its discovery by a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) on patrol.

According to reports, she was crossing the road accompanied by an adult at the time of the collision.

Paramedics urgently transported the girl to the hospital, where she is receiving emergency treatment in a critical condition.

The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, a 53-year-old man, has been apprehended on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving.

Police have cordoned off the area and are conducting investigations.

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