A SHOCKING hit-and-run has taken place in Oldham, England, as a six-year-old-girl was struck by a car when she was walking across the road. The driver of the car then shouted expletives at the mother, before sticking her middle finger up and driving away.
The horrifying incident took place on Tuesday, January 7, when little Sumaiya Ahmed was on her way home from school with her mum who was pushing a pram carrying her younger sister. The family had attempted to cross before a car swerved slightly and hit the youngster.
The dark grey vehicle, believed to be a Toyota, then reverses and mounts the pavement where the driver can be seen making the rude gesture before turning right and driving away from the scene. Several passers-by rushed to help the child, with the mother calling the emergency services as her daughter lay seriously injured on the road.
Sumaiya was taken to hospital and has suffered a fractured skull as a result of the impact. Thankfully no brain damage has been caused, however she will remain in hospital until she makes a full recovery.
Sumaiya’s auntie Sultana Khatun has spoken with Manchester Evening News about the hit-and run, stating that the driver opened the window and told her sister to ‘f*** off’, before driving off. She said that her niece was lucky to not be killed, but that the incident has deeply affected her sister.
The hit-and-run had been captured on CCTV cameras, however due to the nature of the accident it has not been released. Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation with a spokesman for the force briefly stating:
“Police were called at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, January 7, to reports of a collision on Eustace Street, Chadderton, Oldham, involving a pedestrian.
“A six-year-old child was taken to hospital.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
As Euro Weekly News understands, it is understood that no arrests have so far been made. Anyone with information on the driver in the UK is urged to call 101 quoting reference number 1864/7120.