AN ELEVEN-year old-girl was rushed to hospital after being hit by a pick-up truck while riding a kart yesterday.

Police were called at around 8.50pm to the junction of Blackthorn Lane and Gordon Street in Bacup where they found the girl had been hit by a Ford Ranger.

She had suffered from serious leg injuries and was taken to Manchester Children's Hospital. The driver of the Ford Ranger, a man in his 30s, was unharmed.

Sergeant Mick Belfield said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Bacup which left an 11-year-girl with serious injuries.

“If you have any information or saw what happened, please contact us.”

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 or email quoting log 1538 of April 20.