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Prince William air ambulance rescue girl 'critical' in hospital

Crash in Old Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard
Image caption The crash happened on Old Road in Linslade

A girl flown to hospital by Prince William after she was hit by a car in Bedfordshire is in a critical condition, police have said.

The nine-year-old girl is being treated for a broken pelvis and legs after the accident in Linslade, Leighton Buzzard.

She is being cared for at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The Duke of Cambridge, who recently began a job as a co-pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, was pictured at the crash scene on Tuesday.

The girl was walking along Old Road at about 15.40 BST when a blue Mercedes and a silver Ford KA crashed, knocking her over. A second girl received minor injuries.

Anyone who saw what happened has been asked to contact police.

Image caption The Duke of Cambridge began working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in the summer

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