Three year old in intensive care following hit & run

A three-year-old girl was left inintensive care after she was knocked over by a driver who failed to stop in Longsight.

The incident happened at about 3.50pm on Saturday 15 November 2014 when a silver car, similar looking to a Toyota Avensis, was travelling along Ashfield Street in Longsight, Manchester.

The girl was playing in the street when she walked out into the road and was hit by the car. The car stopped briefly, the driver got out to look, before getting back in the car and driving away; turning left onto Clarence Road.

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

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

Police are now appealing for witnessesto the incident.

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.

“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.