A TWO-year-old girl was badly hurt when she fell out of a car on a roundabout.

The toddler is in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident where the child fell from the BMW X5 on the Rising Bridge A56 roundabout at 12.40am on Sunday.

The girl, from Nelson, suffered a head injury and is in Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Police think another car was involved in the incident but they are still investigating.

The circumstances of how the toddler came to fall out of the car is being investigated, including whether the child was in a car seat and if she suffered the injuries as a result of falling from the vehicle or as a result of being hit by another vehicle.  Sgt Dave Hurst said: “We believe there may have been a white vehicle, possibly a Kia, in the area at the time and we are keen to speak to the driver or passengers.

“If you have any information about the incident, please call us on 101 quoting incident reference 0058 of November 10th.”

Cllr Ann Kenyon, who lives near the site and represents the Worsley ward, said: “We saw the police cars at 1am.

“There are a few appeal for witness signs on the lampposts.

“We just thought that someone had come around the roundabout too fast and lost control but we did not know it was such tragic news or how serious it had been.

“It is very sad news and my heart goes out to the family and I hope that the little girl can make a full recovery.

“Since the traffic lights have gone up there on the roundabout nothing really happens or goes on there."

Cllr David Stansfield, who represents the area on Lancashire County Council was also shocked by the news.

He said: “Whatever the outcome if the kid makes a full recovery I still feel for the driver of the other car.

“They have to live with that incident for the rest of their lives.

“It is terrible as you cannot contemplate how they are feeling now.

“We just have to wait until all the facts come out about it.”