Appeal for driver after girl, 6, hit by car in Greenock

A six-year-old girl was hit by a car as she walked to school in Greenock, police have said.

It happened at about 09:00 on the A78 Inverkip Road near its junction at Old Inverkip Road at Barrs Cottage.

She was treated in hospital for a minor head injury then later released.

Police have appealed for the driver of the silver Vauxhall Corsa involved, who did not stop, to come forward. Officers said the person may not be aware they had struck the girl.

PC Brian Nesbitt, from Strathclyde Police, said: "Thankfully the young girl was not seriously injured.

"We have been looking at CCTV and have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries at the shops and businesses nearby.

"I would like to trace the driver who was involved in the crash. The vehicle is described as a 'new shape' Vauxhall Corsa, with four doors and was silver in colour."

Anyone who witnessed the incident was also urged to come forward.

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