Road taped off outside Academy on Belvidere Road following the incident that involves several casualties that are seriously injured There is an Incident support unit, three fire brigades two ambulance, police are at the scene which is taped off outside Belvedere Academy.
A passerby reported witnessing a collision involving a yellow Peugeot driven by an OAP in her 80s and a number of pedestrians.
“The driver of the Peugeot – a woman aged in her 80s – is also being treated at the scene.”
It’s understood the girls who have been hit were boarding a bus at the time they were struck by a car.
Dave Kavanagh, assistant principal of the Belvedere Academy, said: “There has been a road traffic incident outside the school at about 3.30pm. Police are dealing with the incident.
”The parents of the pupils affected have been informed and parents are coming to pick the girls up because the roads are closed so our bus service isn’t running.
“We hope they are going to be OK and that they make a speedy recovery. We are all very concerned.”
The local hospital have activated their major incident plan. A spokeswoman from Alder Hey hospital said “We can confirm that the Trust has activated its internal major incident plan following a road traffic accident in Liverpool this afternoon. We are unable to provide any further details at this time.”
Merseyside Police have issued the following statement on the incident : Merseyside Police can confirm that emergency services are at the scene of a road traffic collision on Belvidere Road near Princes Park in south Liverpool.
“The collision was reported to the police at 3.20pm by a passer-by who witnessed a collision involving a yellow Peugeot and a number of pedestrians.
“Police officers, firefighters and paramedics are currently at the scene treating the five casualties who are all female children aged between 11 and 13 years.
“A number of them have injuries which are described as serious. Others have minor injuries. Their parents have been informed.
“The driver of the Peugeot – a woman aged in her 80s – is also being treated at the scene.
“Police have closed the following roads and would advise motorists to avoid the area where possible as the roads will remain closed until investigation work can be carried out:
Junction of Devonshire Road and Admiral Street
Junction of Princess Gate and South Street