Child hit by car near Kilwinning Academy 'seriously injured'

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image captionThe child was hit on Dalry Road, near to Kilwinning Academy

A nine-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car outside a school in Ayrshire.

Police said the child was seriously injured in the incident on Dalry Road, Kilwinning, near Kilwinning Academy.

Emergency services were called about 15:20 on Wednesday, and took the girl to hospital by air ambulance.

She is being treated at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, where she is described as being in a serious but stable condition.

The road was closed in both directions while police investigated, but reopened about 21:15.

Police corrected earlier reports that the child was eight.

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