AN 11-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being hit by a double-decker bus in Rosyth.

Emergency services arrived at the scene on Castle Road, close to the town's former fire station, shortly after 4pm on Tuesday.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

The extent of her injuries are not known.

Witnesses reported the presence of several police units, including a traffic unit, as well as an ambulance and ambulance response unit.

Stagecoach East Scotland has confirmed it is working with emergency services to determine the cause of the incident. 

A spokesperson for operator said: "We can confirm one of our vehicles was involved in an incident on August 8 in Rosyth.”

"Our first thoughts are with the child involved and we are working with the emergency services to establish the cause of the incident."

The road remained closed into Tuesday evening. 

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage to come forward. 

An investigation is taking place to establish the full circumstances and those with information have been asked to contact 101.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were called around 4.15pm on Tuesday, 8 August, to a report of a crash involving a girl and a bus on Hilton Road, Rosyth.

"Emergency services attended and the 11-year-old girl was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the crash.

"Anyone with any information or dash cam footage is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2556 of Tuesday, 8 August, 2023."

The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed that two vehicles were dispatched to the scene. 

A spokesperson said: "We received a call at 4.18pm yesterday (August 8) to attend a road traffic collision on Castle Road, Rosyth. 

"We dispatched two ambulances to the scene, and a patient was transported to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy."