Three children hit by car during school run rush hour as paramedics race to scene

Three girls were hit by a vehicle next to some traffic lights in a terrifying rush hour collision this morning.

Police said they were called to reports of a road traffic collision near a Co-op in Queens Drive in Swindon at roughly 8.25am.

The girls, aged between 12 and 14, were taken to hospital but aren’t believed to have been seriously injured.

The driver, who remained at the scene, has also been taken to hospital as a precaution.

Queens Drive was shut with emergency services in attendance.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision in Queens Drive in Swindon.

“We were called to the incident close to the junction with Somerville Road, at around 8.25am this morning following a collision involving one vehicle and three pedestrians, who are all children.

“Thankfully, none of the injuries appear to be life-changing or life-threatening, but paramedics are currently at the scene.

“A section of the road is currently closed while emergency services are in attendance and we would urge people to avoid the area at this time.”