Calls have been made for a "full enquiry" after a young girl was injured at a busy Bolton junction.

The incident happened at a busy junction on Moss Bank Way, just before 4pm on Friday March 17 and the child was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

In response, Astley Bridge Councillor Hilary Fairclough says she hopes to see a thorough investigation take place into how this could happen and how similar incidents can be prevented in future.

Cllr Fairclough said: “Like most people saddened to hear about the accident when a young person was injured in a car accident.

“As a representative of the area, I want to assure residents and those who use the area that I shall be looking for a full enquiry into the circumstances and looking at what we can do to try to prevent this happening again.

“I intend to bring the police, council highways officers, and the school to look at what we can do.

“A number of issues have been raised including inappropriate parking and lots of residents feel the road is too fast and I must say I agree, however I don’t know if speed was an issue on this occasion.

“I want to know what happened, and most importantly what we can all do to reduce accidents.

“I do hope the young girl makes a quick and full recovery which of course is the most important thing.

“I am taking this very seriously and hope to get things moving quickly.”

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have footage of the incident to get in touch.

The Bolton News:

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly after 3.30pm on Friday, March 17, police were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Moss Bank Way, Bolton, between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

"A young girl was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

"The driver remained at the scene, and he is continuing to assist police with enquiries.

"No arrests have been made at this time.

"Officers are now appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have footage of the incident - including CCTV or dashcam - to please get in touch."

If you have any information which might help the police, you can call GMP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 2019 of March 17.

A report can also be made via GMP's website, or to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.