Toddler "left for dead"

A three-year-old girl is in hospital after being knocked down by three off-road motorcycles in Rotherham.

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Hit-and-run victim Olivia recovers in hospital

Hit-and-run victim Olivia Pollard Credit: Ben Lack

Hit-and-run toddler Olivia Pollard is recovering in hospital after she was seriously injured when she was mown down and left for dead by three off-road bikers.

Tonight her mother Jessica has appealed to the public to help catch the riders who put her three year old daughter in hospital. Police say two people have been arrested.

Two arrested in toddler hit-and-run

The three year old girl injured in a hit and run accident in Rotherham has been named as Olivia Pollard. She remains in hospital, following the accident in Ridgeway when she was hit, as she got off a bus with her mother, by one or more off-road motorbikes.

Police say they've had an encouraging response to appeals for help and are following a large number of leads. Two men have been arrested but the search continues for the riders. Olivia is said to be getting better and its hoped she will be released freom hospital very soon.


Toddler left for dead in Rotherham hit-and-run

A 3-year-old girl is in hospital after being knocked down by three off-road motorcycles in Rotherham.

She was getting off a bus yesterday afternoon with her mother and crossing Ridgeway, near to the junction of Laudsdale Road, when she hit. The motorcyclists did not stop.

The toddler was airlifted to Sheffield Children's Hospital with serious head injuries and cuts and bruises.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the hit-and-run ,or who knows who any of the riders are.

This is a very serious incident when a very young girl was struck by a motorcycle and left for dead in the middle of the road. The victim here is the little girl so I hope nobody is thinking of protecting the riders. If anybody knows who these people are, I ask that they come forward and let us know, so that we can deal with them.

– Inspector Geoff Young, South Yorkshire Police
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