Girl, 11, dies after she was seriously injured on street in ‘tragic accident’

A young girl has died four days after sustaining serious injuries in a “tragic accident”, police said.

The victim, 11, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on May 23 after being badly hurt on a street in Widnes, Cheshire.

But, despite the best efforts of doctors, she sadly passed away on May 27.

Cheshire Constabulary said her death is not being treated as suspicious and a case file will be sent to the coroner.

The girl’s family is being supporter by officers, a statement added.

DI Rob Lees said: “This appears to have been a tragic accident and our thoughts remain with the child’s family at this difficult time.

“They are being supported by officers and we request for their privacy to be respected.”

The nature of the accident is not yet known.

Emergency services had been called to an address in Tedder Square at around 11:20am to deal with the initial incident.

A previous statement said, according to the Liverpool Echo : “Police were called to reports that a 11-year-old girl had sustained serious injuries following an incident outside an address on Tedder Square in Widnes.

“Police and paramedics attended the scene and the girl was subsequently taken to Alder Hey Hospital, her condition is currently described as critical but stable.

“Officer are currently establishing the circumstances surrounding the incident, but at this stage it does not appear to be suspicious.”

North West Ambulance Service said two ambulances, an advanced paramedic and an operational commander attended the incident last month.

An air ambulance also landed on a plot of grass in the area to take the girl to hospital.