A young girl has seriously been injured after she was hit by a car with the driver leaving the scene without providing any details.

Emergency services attended St Mary’s Court in Middlesbrough on Thursday (August 4) at around 7pm following reports of a collision involving a white saloon car and a five-year-old girl.

After arriving on the scene, officers from Cleveland Police found that the driver of the car had initially stopped to take the girl to another family member but did not stay at the scene or provide their details.

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The five-year-old girl was taken to James Cook University Hospital for further treatment, with Cleveland Police confirming that the youngster sustained a broken arm and broken toe in the incident.

In the aftermath of the crash, officers from the police force are appealing for witnesses and anyone with private CCTV and would like to speak to the male driver involved.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have CCTV footage which may assist the investigation, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting incident number 137186.

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