A TEENAGE girl was in hospital with serious injuries last night after being hit by a bus.

The 14-year-old, named by friends as Lily Alves, was hit by a bus in Deansway in Worcester, near the Heart of Worcestershire College, at around 2.35pm yesterday (Monday, August 20).

Following the crash, the Nunnery Wood High School pupil was taken from Deansway in a land ambulance to Worcester Racecourse where she was airlifted to Bristol Children’s Hospital.

A close friend told the Worcester News that Lily's family and friends are "devastated" and that she is currently being stabilised in hospital.

Deansway remained closed between All Saints Road and City Walls Road for several hours following the collision.

Motorists experienced delays and were advised to find alternative routes.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene, and they were joined by two Midlands Air Ambulances, one with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and the other staffed by critical care paramedics, which landed at Worcester Racecourse.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a 14-year-old girl, who was unconscious after being involved in a road traffic collision with a bus.

"Ambulance staff worked to quickly assess the girl and found she had sustained serious injuries. Whilst administering initial treatment, crews swiftly transferred the girl by land ambulance on blue lights to meet up with the awaiting air ambulance teams at the racecourse.

"The girl received further advanced trauma care from the doctor and critical care paramedics who stabilised her condition before she was airlifted to Bristol Children’s Hospital for further emergency treatment."

Police launched an appeal for information following the crash.

Chief Inspector Melanie Crowther said: "West Mercia Police received a report of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Deansway, Worcester. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital."

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident number 425 of August 20 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.