A YOUNG girl was airlifted to hospital after she was in collision with a car in a Neath suburb last night.
At 6pm, emergency services were called to Cimla Road following the incident, which eye witnesses report happened in a lane near the CKs store and the Cimla Hotel, and next to the former post office.
It is not yet known how serious the girl's injuries were, but she was conveyed to hospital by air ambulance.
Fire crews from the Neath station - which is on the same road - attended the scene and helped the air ambulance paramedics in transferring the girl to the helicopter, which landed on Cimla Common.
A spokesman for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue said: "We were called at around 6pm, when a fire crew member came across the incident.
"The crew was stood down at 6.46pm."
Welsh Ambulance Service said the girl, aged around eight-years-old, was taken to Morriston Hospital.
News of the incident quickly spread over social networks, with people wishing the girl well.