Young girl dies in hospital after being hit by car while dad was fixing their own vehicle

Erin LyonsNCA NewsWire
A girl has died in hospital two days after she was struck by a car. Chris Kidd
Camera IconA girl has died in hospital two days after she was struck by a car. Chris Kidd Credit: News Corp Australia

A four-year-old girl has died in a Tasmanian hospital after she was hit by an oncoming car while her dad repaired their own vehicle on the roadside.

The tragic incident occurred on Cadbury Rd in Claremont, Hobart on Tuesday afternoon.

The girl was rushed to the Royal Hobart Hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died two days later.

Police earlier said the girl’s father was repairing the car on the roadside and had his head under the bonnet when his daughter stepped out of the car and ran onto the road into the path of an oncoming White Ford Focus.

The car was being driven by a local woman who was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

She was offered support and police ruled speed was not a factor.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

Originally published as Young girl dies in hospital after being hit by car while dad was fixing their own vehicle

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