Woman arrested after Northampton crash that left girl, aged 11, with potentially life-changing injuries

The scene near the crash in Kingsthorpe yesterday.
The scene near the crash in Kingsthorpe yesterday.
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A schoolgirl who was riding pillion on a motorbike is in hospital with what could be life-changing injuries following yesterday's road accident in Kingsthorpe.

Northamptonshire police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, yesterday morning, Sunday 6 November.

The collision involved a black Ford Focus and a red Yamaha motorcycle and took place at the Cock Hotel Junction at about 10.40am.

The Focus was travelling from Mill Road when the collision with the motorcycle, which was travelling from Kingsthorpe towards Northampton town centre, along Harborough Road, took place.

The 50-year-old man riding the motorcycle was taken to University Hospital Coventry with serious injuries and police have now confirmed that an 11-year-old girl, who was a pillion passenger on the bike, was airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital with "possible life-changing injuries".

The 21-year-old woman driving the Focus was not injured in the collision but has been arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving. She has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.