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Emergency services have been called to the centre of Holmfirth this morning (Tuesday) after a girl was hit in a collision.

The girl, who police say is 12, was knocked down on Station Road near to Red hair salon. Police were called to the scene just after 8am and paramedics were also deployed.

A blue Peugeot was involved and police have confirmed the driver remained at the scene.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area while emergency services are present.

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What we know so far

  • Police were called at 5.05pm to reports a man had fallen from a bridge on the M621.
  • Emergency services were called to the scene between Junction 6 and 7 near Stourton.
  • The road was initially completely blocked causing huge delays and stationary traffic before Highways England managed to open one lane.
  • All lanes have now reopened to traffic between Junction 6 and 7, but heavy delays remain in place.

All lanes now reopened

Tailbacks on the M621 through Leeds

Delays on the M621
Delays on the M621 (Image: AA Traffic News)

Possible leg injury

Police say the girl has suffered a possible leg injury but that there is no information to suggest she has been seriously hurt.

We’ll update you when we hear more.

Holmfirth High aware of collision

Holmfirth High School said they had been made aware of the incident and a member of staff has gone to the scene and is yet to return.
A spokeswoman said the school is not in a position to comment further at this stage.

Stock pic: Holmfirth High School.
Stock pic: Holmfirth High School.

Statement from police

Here is what West Yorkshire Police have said:

“We were called at 8.07am to reports of a collision involving a 12-year-old female pedestrian. A blue Peugeot stayed at the scene.

“An ambulance was also called and currently remains at the scene.”

Pictures from the scene

Here is the scene on Station Road. An ambulance is still there and drivers are being advised to avoid it for the time being.

Police at the scene in Holmfirth after girl hit by car
Police at the scene in Holmfirth after girl hit by car
Police at the scene in Holmfirth after girl hit by car
Police at the scene in Holmfirth after girl hit by car