'Toddler' falls from car on busy road in front of horrified motorists

A 'TODDLER' has reportedly fallen from a car on a busy road in front of horrified motorists.

Witnesses have described hearing "heartbreaking screams" following the incident on the A180 in Grimsby this afternoon.

A passing driver told GrimsbyLive a young child, believed to be about three years old, was being cradled by an adult in the middle of the carriageway.

Another witness said the girl fell out of the side door of the vehicle and several people rushed to her aid.

And a third said he heard a child screaming following the horror incident.

"She was screaming in pain. It looked horrifying," he said.

"But she had someone holding her. Those cries were heartbreaking to hear."

Police raced to the scene at about 4pm shortly after the horror unfolded.

Humberside Police tweeted: "Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on the A180 at the Birchin Way roundabout and closures are currently in place.

"Please avoid the area were possible."

Several emergency vehicles are on the scene and the road remains closed westbound.

The car in question appears to be a black Kia with a sliding rear door and a booster seat in the back.

Officers close to where the incident happened between the Westgate and Pyewipe roundabouts interviewed a man believed to be the driver, who was wearing a grey vest and shorts.

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