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Child fights for life as six kids and parent hit by car at school

The child was flown to hospital by air ambulance (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)

A child has been flown to hospital after a car smashed into seven people at a school in West Sussex.

Five other children and a parent were injured in the crash around 4.30pm at Ardingly College.

The young person escorted by air ambulance is fighting for their life, while three other children have been left with serious injuries.

Five ambulances raced to the scene on College Road this afternoon.

Headteacher Ben Figgis told BBC it was a ‘serious incident that caused considerable shock to the children, parents and staff involved’.

The collision occurred at the ‘holiday camp pick-up’ within the school grounds, he confirmed.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: ‘Following an RTC in Ardingly this afternoon, our crews treated & transported 6 patients, 5 children & 1 adult, to local hospitals; 3 with potentially serious injuries.

Headteacher Ben Figgis said the crash had caused ‘considerable shock’ to those involved (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)
A Tesla was pictured being driven from the scene (Picture: Eddie Mitchell)

‘One patient in a critical condition was transported by air ambulance to St Georges, London.’

Sussex Police is appealing for information about the horrific incident.

A spokesperson said: ‘This is an ongoing matter and no further information is available at this time.’

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