Woman arrested over hit-and-run which left 13yo girl fighting for life

UPDATE @ November 9, 10.50am: A WOMAN has been arrested following a horror hit-and-run collision which has left a teenage girl fighting for her life in Melbourne.

The 13-year-old girl was riding her bike with friends when she was hit by a BMW sedan at the corner of Bell and Sussex streets in Coburg just after 8.00pm on Sunday 5 November.

The girl remains in a critical condition in hospital.


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A 41-year-old Sunshine North woman handed herself in to police at the office of her legal representative in Melbourne, about 10.50am this morning.

She is currently assisting investigators with their enquiries.

EARLIER @ November 6, 9.30am: THE driver of a dark-coloured BMW is being urged to hand themselves into police after a teenage girl was left for dead on the side of a road in Melbourne overnight.

The girl, believed to be about 13-years-old, was riding her bike with friends when she was hit by a car at the corner of Bell and Sussex streets in Coburg just after 8.00pm.

She was treated at the scene by emergency services before being rushed to hospital, where she remains fighting for her life.

Police say the driver of the car stopped briefly before driving off from the scene.

Investigators believe the vehicle will have damage to the left hand side and front windscreen.

Police are appealing for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.