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A toddler has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after she fell from a car into the road before being struck by a second vehicle.
Police were called at around 3pm on Saturday to reports of an incident in Accrington, Lancashire.
Officers found a 20-month-old girl with injuries, who was later rushed to to Manchester Children’s Hospital for emergency treatment.
The girl is believed to have fallen from inside the rear door of a yellow Toyota Prius car onto a road.
She was then involved in a collision with a maroon Peugeot, driven by a woman in her 50s.
Two men, believed to be the driver and a passenger in the Toyota, were arrested by police, their relation to the child is unknown.
Lancashire Police are now appealing for more information and have urged any witnesses to come forward.
According to the force, the child is still in hospital and is receiving medical treatment to establish the seriousness of the injuries.
They are also asking for anyone to come forward if they saw the yellow Prius in the car park before the collision.
In a statement, Det Insp Paul Langley, of Lancashire Police, said: "We are appealing for any witnesses following a road traffic accent in Accrington.
"A 20-month-old girl is believed to have fallen from inside a yellow Toyota Prius into the road before being involved in a collision with another vehicle.
"The girl is currently receiving medical treatment to establish the seriousness of the injuries.
"We would appeal for any witnesses who may have seen what happened or who have dash cam footage of the incident.
"Furthermore, if you saw the yellow Prius in the car park before the collision, please get in touch."
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