A 12-YEAR-OLD girl remains in hospital after a suspected hit-and-run incident in Blackburn.

The girl suffered a fractured skull in the Harwood Street incident on Friday.

A two-year-old girl also suffered head and neck injuries but has since been released from Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The driver of a blue Volkswagen Golf is thought to have lost control while travelling along the road, on the Furthergate industrial estate, and hit a red VW Golf travelling in the opposite direction, at around 3pm.

The people inside the blue Golf are then thought to have dumped the car before a white Vauxhall Astra van arrived on the scene a short time later, according to police.


One of those leaving the Golf got into the back of the van before it was seen to drive off towards Higher Eanam, the police have said.

Sgt Adam Dawson said: “Both children are making a good recovery.

“The two-year-old girl has been discharged and while the 12-year-old girl remains in hospital, it is anticipated she will be discharged by the end of the week.

“There has been a fantastic response from the press appeal and the investigation is continuing."

The driver of the red Golf, a 39-year-old woman, also suffered minor leg injuries in the collision and police are now seeking witnesses or anyone who knows the whereabouts of either the blue Golf driver or passengers, or the Astra van driver.

Anyone with any information please contact the investigation team on 101 quoting log 766 of April 14.