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Toddler left with serious head injuries after falling from car into road before being hit by second vehicle

A TODDLER was left with head injuries after falling from a car and being hit by a second vehicle.

Cops have arrested two men on suspicion of drug-driving after the horror crash near Eastgate Retail Park in Accrington, Lancs.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 3pm on Saturday, where a 20-month-old girl was found with head injuries.

She was later taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital for treatment, although her injuries are believed to have been relatively minor.

Officers believe the girl managed to open the rear door of a yellow Toyota Prius herself before falling onto the road and being hit by a maroon Peugeot.

Two men – believed to be the driver and passenger of the Toyota – were arrested by police.

The driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her 50s, was not injured and has not been arrested.

Det Insp Paul Langley, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses following a road traffic accent in Accrington.

“A 20-month-old girl is believed to have fallen from inside a yellow Toyota Prius into the road before being involved in a collision with another vehicle.

“The girl is currently receiving medical treatment to establish the seriousness of the injuries.

“We would appeal for any witnesses who may have seen what happened or who have dash cam footage of the incident. Furthermore, if you saw the yellow Prius in the car park before the collision, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0904 of August 29.

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