Glasgow & West Scotland

Child hit by car near Kilwinning Academy 'seriously injured'

Kilwinning Academy on Dalry Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The 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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