Girl, 3, rushed to intensive care after hit and run driver leaves her injured in road

A three-year-old girl had to spend four days in intensive care after a hit and run in Longsight on Saturday.

The girl had been playing outside at about 3.50pm on November 15 when she walked into the road and was hit by a car similar to a Toyota Avensis.

The car stopped briefly – and the driver even got out to look at the girl who lay seriously wounded in the road – but he callously drove off.

The incident happened on Ashfield Road, and the driver made a getaway down Clarence Road.

The girl was seriously injured and taken to hospital, where she was put into intensive care. 

Police Constable Lee Whitehead of the Road Policing Unit said: “This was a serious collision which left a three-year-old child in intensive care for four days. Fortunately, she is recovering now, but this could have proved fatal.”

The driver of the silver car is described as an Asian man in his 30s. 

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward. 

PC Whitehead said: “I am appealing for the driver to do the right thing and come forward and talk to us.

“I would also urge anyone who witnessed the collision to talk to police, as you may have vital information that may help us.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 0161 856 4741 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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