AN 11-year-old girl taken to hospital with a head injury yesterday after being hit by a car suffered "minor injuries", according to police.

Warrington Road in Rainhill was shut both ways until 4.10pm last night following the incident involving the girl and a Vauxhall Corsa.

The girl was taken to hospital for treatment.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene to assist with enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 556 or the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747.