GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have footage of the incident – including CCTV or dashcam, following the crash, which happened on Friday.
The girl was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.
No arrests have been made at this time.
A spokesperson for the police said: “Shortly after 3.30pm yesterday (Friday March 17), Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Moss Bank Way, Bolton, between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
“A young girl was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
“The driver remained at the scene and he is continuing to assist police with enquiries.
“No arrests have been made at this time.
“Officers are now appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have footage of the incident – including CCTV or dashcam – to please get in touch.”
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service said: “Just before 4pm on Friday 17th March 2023, a fire engine from Bolton North fire station and the Technical Response Unit from Ashton supported colleagues from North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a vehicle that struck a school child on Moss Bank Way, Bolton.
“Firefighters secured the vehicle, established a safe zone for the air ambulance to operate in, and erected screens to provide dignity to the patient while paramedics provided emergency care. A fire service trauma technician also provided aid to another person at the scene who was affected by the incident.
“The casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance for further treatment. Firefighters were there for approximately one hour.”
Moss Bank Way was closed in both directions up to Blackburn Road and Broad’o’th Lane.
The road was reopened at around 10pm.
If you have any information which might help the police you can call GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 2019 of 17/03/2023.
A report can also be made via GMP’s website: www.gmp.police.uk
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.