POLICE have been carrying out tests after a serious collision in Barrow which has left a teenager with critical injuries.

Bridgegate Avenue in Barrow was closed by police following a collision on Monday night. The road was closed to allow collision investigators to carry out skid tests.

At least four police vehicles and paramedics were called to the junction close to Lesh Lane at around 7.15pm on Monday after a pedestrian was hit by a red Kia Rio being driven by a 21-year-old man from Broughton.

The pedestrian, an 18-year-old woman from Barrow, suffered injuries and was comforted at the side of the road by witnesses while emergency services arrived at the scene. She was covered with a duvet to prevent her from getting cold.

On arrival, police officers had to pull the girl out from underneath the car.

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The pedestrian was taken to Furness General Hospital with what police initially described as 'minor injuries' but she was later transferred to Royal Preston Hospital with serious head and leg injuries.

The teenager, who was initially said to be 17, remains in Royal Preston Hospital today, Wednesday, with critical injuries. Police said her condition was stable and that no-one has been arrested in connection with the crash.