A GIRL has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Rhyl this morning.

The child was involved in the incident outside Rhyl High School on Grange Road at about 8.30am this morning.

It is unknown if she is a pupil of the school.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said:  “We were called today (Thursday) at about 8.30am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Grange Road, Rhyl.

"We responded with a rapid response vehicle, where a girl was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl.”

While she waited for the ambulance, pupils and passers-by offered support by keeping her warm.

An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Journal: "It was about 8.35am, traffic on Grange Road was busy.

"I went to pull into school grounds to drop my daughter and stepson off, and there was a teacher in the middle of road asking people not to drive into school grounds, as a young girl had been knocked over and they were keeping the area clear for the ambulance.

"Other teachers were directing traffic coming the other way.

"I saw girl lying on floor covered in coats and people sitting with her.

"More teachers were directing the pupils to walk on the other side of the school road, and making sure they weren't taking pictures to respect her privacy."

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said: "We were called at 8.41am by the Welsh Ambulance Service to a road traffic collision involving a child and a car."