A 12 year old girl was seriously injured when she was involved in a collision with a car on Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard.
The accident happened at around 6.30pm yesterday and the girl is understood to have been riding a scooter.
Eyewitnesses reported that many people rushed to help and comfort the girl while the community waited for emergency services to arrive.
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman, said: “Police attended a collision between a car and pedestrian in Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard just after 6.30pm yesterday (Wednesday).
“The pedestrian, a 12-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.”
The East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman, said: “We received a call at 6.25pm to reports of a road traffic incident in Heath Road, Leighton Buzzard.
“The East of England Ambulance Service Trust dispatched an ambulance to the scene where they treated a young girl for a severe leg injury.
“The patient was taken to Milton Keynes for further care.”