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Child still in critical condition after hit and run

An eleven year old girl is still in critical condition in Nightingale Hospital after running into the road in an attempt to save her little brother from an oncoming van.

The pair identified as John and Jane Smith, were returning home after playing in nearby Albert Park.

Mandy Caniglia, who witnessed the event, said: “They had been playing in the play area and looked to be on their way home.”

“The little boy didn’t seem to notice the van and his sister ran out to try and push him out the way.”

John escaped with only broken ribs and internal bruising thanks to the courageous actions of his sister who sustained head and internal injuries and remains in a coma.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a plain blue Ford Transit style van with a dent in the left side to come forward rushing away from the scene to come forward.

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