Girl, 11, taken to hospital after being hit by a car in South Shields

Henderson Road in South Shields where the incident took place.
Pic by Google Maps.

Henderson Road in South Shields where the incident took place. Pic by Google Maps.

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An 11-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a car on a South Shields street.

Emergency services were called to Henderson Road at 4.40pm on Thursday following reports that child had been involved in a collision with a car.

The girl suffered minor injuries from the incident and she was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a collision in Henderson Road at 4.40pm yesterday evening after a report an 11 -year-old had been knocked over by a car in the street.

"The girl suffered minor injuries, she was taken to hospital as a precaution."