An eleven-year-old girl was taken to hospital after being hit by a bus outside a Bolton school.

Both air and land ambulances were called to Turton School on Bromley Cross Road, at 8.22am yesterday morning.

North West Ambulance Service say the Year 7 Turton student was treated for minor injuries.

She was taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital as a precaution.  Headteacher Sam Gorse said the girl was getting off a school bus when she was hit by an oncoming bus.  She said: "Fortunately there was a queue of traffic so things were moving quite slowly.  "As usual our students were brilliant, they called the ambulance. They were very responsive."

Ms Gorse said the student 'bust' her nose in the collision with the slow-moving bus and students were initially alarmed by the blood on her face.

She added: "We were also helped by a retired paramedic from the police who happened to be there.

"He made her feel more secure."

TfGM confirmed that the bus involved in the incident is run by Vision Bus.

TfGM's Head of Bus Services Alison Chew said: "Thankfully the injuries are not thought to be serious, and I’d like to wish the child a full and fast recovery." 

A spokesman for Vision Bus said: "Two buses were parked up, she ran out in between them and into the side of the bus.

"We wish her a speedy recovery."

A call was made at 08:22am on Wednesday.

Paramedics arrived at 08:39 after the report of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

It is unconfirmed what bus service the student walked into.

Arriva, Stagecoach Manchester and First Manchester have all denied that the service was one run by the operators.