Norwegian girl dragged 4km under car

20:29, Jul 04 2009

A 13-year-old Norwegian girl is in hospital with serious injuries after a bizarre road accident in which she was dragged 4km under a car before being discovered, still conscious, and rescued, police said.

The girl was probably first hit by a truck, then run over by passenger car which followed it, getting stuck underneath.

"She has serious injuries but is stable," an official from the Oslo hospital to which she was taken said.

The driver only discovered the girl when she parked the car, the police said. The girl was conscious but had injuries to her head, chest and abdomen and several broken bones.

Witnesses to the accident, including the victim's friends, were being questioned by the police. Local media said her friends looked for her after she was hit by the truck but could only find her bicycle and one shoe on the side of the road.

The police said they had not yet questioned the car driver. "She has been in a serious situation and we have waited to question her for that reason," spokesman Erling Arne Eek said.

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Reuters