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Whelan leading in Tasmania, Hainan aggressor handed big ban: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

November 10, 2017

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Woman charged over hit and run which left 13 year old fighting for life

by Shane Stokes

Following a hit and run on Sunday which put a 13 year old girl in mortal danger, the driver of the car which left the accident scene in north Melborne has handed herself in to police. The woman has not been identified, but ABC Australia has said she is 41 years of age and comes from Sunshine North.

She is thought to have been driving the dark BMW which struck the young girl just after 8pm on Sunday. The girl sustained head injuries and broken bones, and was placed in an induced coma. She remains in critical condition.

“We are hoping that there are small signs of improvement but of course it’s a long way away before we’re in a position to say she will recover,” said Victoria Police Detective Inspector Stuart McGregor. “We are just crossing our fingers that she will survive and she will recover.”

ABC states that the car was seized on Wednesday. It said that the woman handed herself in at the office of her lawyer, and has been charged. She has been released on bail and must attend Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

She faces charges of dangerous driving causing serious injury, failing to stop after a serious injury collision, failing to render assistance after a serious injury collision and failing to exchange name and address or report a collision.

Click through to read more at ABC.

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