Child In Suspected Hit And Run

A 5-year-old girl is critically ill in hospital after being knocked down in a suspected hit and run in Birmingham last night (October 23).

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Police appeal for witnesses after 5-year-old hit by car

The scene where the 5-year-old girl was hit Credit: ITV Central

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after a 5-year-old girl was left in a critical condition in hospital following a crash last night.

The girl was hit by a blue Citroen Picasso at around 6:30pm yesterday evening in Kingstanding.

The driver later handed himself in to police at around 11:00pm after failing to stop at the scene.

Driver comes forward after five-year-old hit by car

A driver has come forward after a 5-year-old girl was left critically injured by being hit by a car in Birmingham last night.

Police say the girl was hit on College Road, Kingstanding at around 6.30pm after she became separated from her mother and walked onto the carriageway.

At around 11pm last night a 36-year-old man handed himself in to police at a Birmingham station, he was voluntarily interviewed in relation to the accident and his car was seized.

The girl currently remains in a critical condition in hospital this morning (24 October) after suffering multiple injuries. Police enquiries are ongoing.

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5-year old fighting for her life

A five-year-old girl is fighting for her life tonight after being knocked down in a suspected hit-and-run.

She was struck by a car on College Road, Kingstanding, in Birmingham at about 6.30pm today after becoming separated from her mother and wandering into the carriageway.

The car was heading towards Chester Hill and failed to stop after the collision. The girl was taken to hospital with multiple injuries. Part of College Road near the fire station was closed off while police examined the scene.

We're appealing for the driver of the vehicle to contact us.We'd like to also talk to anyone who saw the collision or can help us trace the vehicle and the driver

– Sergeant Ferris Hatheson, West Midlands Police
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