Ute runs over girl
Parents and children on their way to Victory School yesterday witnessed a young girl go under the front and back wheels of a light utility vehicle shortly after 8.30am.
Victory resident Hazel Smith was with her two children when she heard a crash. She said she turned around just in time to see the child go underneath the car, driven by a man.
"I screamed at the man, ‘Stop, I'm going to ring the police and ambulance' and he stopped.
He picked up the girl and carried her to the footpath and I told him to leave her there in case she was hurt. I held her hand while we waited for the cops and the ambulance to get there."
Ms Smith said the girl was by herself at the time of the crash, and had a scooter with her. She thought she was aged around six or seven.
The girl was conscious and talking while they waited for the ambulance, but had "twisted" and badly injured legs. "She was awake and being good."
Ms Smith said the driver went to fetch the girl's mother.
St John team manager Gary Tobin said the ambulance had taken a child with a broken leg to hospital.
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