Hit-And-Run Driver Leaves Young Girl Fighting For Life

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a driver hits a young girl running across the street leaving her fighting for her life before reportedly driving off.

The accident was filmed by CCTV cameras in the district of Esenyurt in the north-western Turkish province of Istanbul when the seven-year-old girl, named Zeynep, ran into the road at about 5.30pm.

Just as the little girl left her home to buy bread for her family’s evening meal, a speeding car hit her and then reportedly fled the scene.

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According to local media, the car also dragged the girl for several metres and she sustained multiple fractures.

As the hit-and-run driver sped away, local residents ran to help the poor child lying injured in the road, according to reports.

The young victim was rushed to the nearby Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital by a kindhearted motorist who was passing the accident scene at the time.

Little Zeynep was seriously injured and admitted to intensive care with multiple fractures where here condition is still considered critical.

Meanwhile, the local authorities have launched an investigation and are currently trying to track down the motorist.

Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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