Girl, 8, dead after being hit by car

AN EIGHT-year-old girl has tragically died after being run over by a car in Melbourne’s northeast.

It happened as the child was attempting to cross Victoria Street in Doncaster about 6.30pm last night.

It’s understood the child was walking home from a park with her sister when she was struck.


The 64-year-old local woman driving the car stopped and did what she could to help the girl, police said.

The eight-year-old was treated at the scene before being rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sadly, though, the little girl’s injuries were too severe and she later passed away in hospital.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy and are wanting to speak with anyone who may have seen the child prior to the crash.

They are also wanting to speak with motorists who may have driven through the area with a dash cam.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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