Young girl injured in crash outside Broughton Primary School

A young girl has been injured in a crash outside Broughton Primary School in Edinburgh this morning.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 11:12 am

One eyewitness, who spoke to the Evening News on condition of anonymity, said the girl had “blood on her face” after the crash at around 8:35am, but was not seriously injured.

The girl, who is a pupil in the school’s Primary 7 year group, was taken home by her parents after being examined by paramedics at the scene.

The eyewitness added that the driver of the blue car involved in the crash was left shaken but was not injured.

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A young girl has been injured in a crash outside Broughton Primary School in Edinburgh this morning.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed that officers were called to the scene of the incident on McDonald Road this morning, but added that the matter was not under investigation.

In a message to parents and carers after the crash, the senior leadership team at Broughton Primary School said: “You may have already heard that one of our primary 7 pupils was knocked down on McDonald Road this morning before school.

"She was checked over by paramedics and was able to be taken home by her parents.

"Many of our children and families were aware that this happened so we are speaking to all classes this morning to reassure children.”

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