An 11-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after being knocked down while walking to school this morning.
The youngster was walking to school in Swadlincote, Derbyshire when she was involved in a collision with a car at around 7.40am.
An air ambulance was called to the scene, and landed behind the furniture shop, to take the girl to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
A Derbyshire police spokesman said: "We were called to a collision just before 7.40am. The accident involved a car and a pedestrian, an 11-year-old girl.
"The child has been taken to hospital by air ambulance, and has gone to Queen's Medical Centre, in Nottingham.
"The road is closed from Cadley Hill island to Toons, and there is no indication, at the moment, when it will be re-opened."
In a statement on Facebook, the force described the crash as a "serious collision".
Police have closed the road, and traffic officers have arrived at the scene.
Helen Kreft at the scene for Derbyshire Live said: "The cordon is about 100m from Toons' Furnishers to the High Cross roundabout.
"Vehicles are using Toons' entrance to turn around. Traffic is building up alot on both sides due to rush hour.
"The air ambulance had handed at the back of Toons but has now flown off. I don't know if any patient was in it at the time. I haven't seen any land ambulances."
A East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman: "We received a call at 7.30am this morning to Burton Road, Swadlincote.
"The caller reported an road traffic accident. We sent a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance and transported one patient to Queen’s Medical Centre."
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