Update: Gusford Primary School is supporting pupils who witnessed a four-year-old girl suffer ‘serious but not life-threatening’ head injuries after being hit by car in Ellenbrook Road, Ipswich

Accident scene on Ellenbrook Road, Ipswich

Accident scene on Ellenbrook Road, Ipswich - Credit: Lucy Taylor

An Ipswich primary school is offering support to pupils who witnessed a four-year-old girl suffer “serious but not life threatening” head injuries after being hit by a car this morning.

The accident happened in Ellenbrook Road, near the junction with Admiral Road, at about 8.40am when many pupils were walking to the nearby Gusford Primary School.

The young casualty was attended by paramedics and taken to Ipswich Hospital with head and arm injuries, where her condition is described as “serious but not life-threatening”.

Lisa Hook, deputy headteacher at Gusford Primary School, would not comment on the casualty specifically but said the school was supporting any children and families who had witnesses the accident.

“We have support teams in place this morning to help those children who may have witnessed this morning’s accident,” she said.

“It’s a very unfortunate and our thoughts are with the family, who we are in contact with, and offering support.”

Ms Hook said the school provided road safety advice to pupils as part of the learning curriculum.

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“Like all schools , we teach children about how to cross the road and the appropriate way to walk to school,” she said.

An East of England Ambulance spokesman said a car, ambulance and duty officer attended to the girl.

The road was closed for nearly two hours before police reopened it shortly before 10.30am.