Three-year-old hit by car

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A TODDLER and her grandfather were being treated in hospital last night after they were hit by a car while petting a horse.

The three-year-old girl was injured when the car swerved to avoid another vehicle by the side of the B758, known as the Blantyre Farm Road, in South Lanarkshire.

She was in a serious but stable condition at the Southern General Hospital, after being transferred there from Wishaw General Hospital. Her 60-year-old grandfather was taken to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride suffering from leg injuries. His condition was also described as serious but stable.

The pair were with other members of their family, who were unharmed.

The family were by the side of the road stroking a horse in a field when the crash happened shortly after 3pm on Sunday.

Police investigating the incident have appealed for witnesses to come forward.