Girl, three, fights for her life after falling from car and being hit by van outside McDonald’s: Woman, 37, is arrested on suspicion of drug driving and child protection offences

  • The girl was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition, fighting for her life
  • Merseyside Police were called to The Croft Retail & Leisure Park yesterday

A three-year-old girl has been left fighting for her life after she fell from a car and was then hit by a van outside McDonald’s. 

It is understood the little girl fell from a Nissan Qashqai near the McDonald’s on Welton Road, Bromborough, Wirral, and was hit by a silver van.

Merseyside Police were called to The Croft Retail & Leisure Park following reports of a serious crash at around 4:10pm yesterday.

The child was taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries. She is fighting for her life in a critical condition, but remains stable at this time, police have confirmed.

The driver of the van stopped at the scene and is assisting police with the investigation. 

A 37-year-old woman from Leasowe has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and child protection related offences and will be interviewed by officers.

It is understood the little girl fell from a Nissan Qashqai near the McDonald’s on Welton Road (pictured) and was hit by a silver van.

Merseyside Police were called to The Croft Retail & Leisure Park in Bromborough, Wirral, (pictured)  following reports of a serious crash at around 4:10pm yesterday

Merseyside Police were called to The Croft Retail & Leisure Park in Bromborough, Wirral, (pictured)  following reports of a serious crash at around 4:10pm yesterday 

Yesterday, a spokesperson from Merseyside Police said: ‘Officers from Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit have arrested a 37-year-old woman from Leasowe following a serious road traffic collision in Wirral this afternoon. 

‘The incident happened on Welton Road, Bromborough, near to McDonalds at about 4:10pm, when a silver van has collided with a three year old child who had exited from a Nissan Qashqai.

‘The child was taken to hospital having sustained serious injuries, and she remains critical but stable. 

‘The driver of the transit van stopped at the scene and he is assisting police with the investigation.

‘The woman was arrested for drug driving and child protection related offences and will be interviewed by officers.’

Officers carried out examinations at the scene and anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any dashcam footage which could help with inquiries, is asked to contact the the Roads Policing Team on 0151 777 5747, email [email protected], or DM @MerPolTraffic on Twitter quoting log 0643 of 19 October.

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