Melbourne girl, 4, dies in tragic crash as police appeal for information

A four-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car at a busy intersection in Melbourne on Sunday night.

Victoria Police say a 20-year-old man was driving in Hoppers Crossing, southwest of the city, when it's believed he collided with the child at the intersection of Derrimut and Heaths Road around 9.15pm.

The four-year-old girl from Werribee was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries but sadly died a short time later. The driver, also from Werribee, stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Police are still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the collision which are yet to be determined. Photos shared by Seven News show the intersection cordoned off by police. Anyone with information, dashcam footage, or who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers

Police questioning witnesses after accident Derrimut Rd & Heaths Rd intersection in Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne
Girl, 4, hit by car at Derrimut Rd & Heaths Rd intersection in Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne, Source: Seven News

Child paraplegic, mum dies after truck collision

Earlier this month, an 11-year-old girl was told she would never walk again after the car she was in with her mum and siblings collided with a cement truck. Her grief-stricken father Leighton Fraser shared the news following the accident which sadly took the life of his wife, and driver of the car, Hannah Fraser.

The collision unfolded on Goomalling-Toodyay Road north of Perth last month. Pictures from the scene show the tipped-over cement truck on one side of the road and the family's badly damaged car on the other side.

Her children were rushed to the hospital, some with critical injuries. Their father Mr Fraser later revealed they'd all recover, and after days in hospital, were able to go home. One of his daughters however would have permanent injuries, and would never walk again.

"We’ve been told there’s a severed cord, so we’re looking at the loss of use of her lower legs and loss of bowel … so paraplegic," he told Seven News at the time. "That’s going to be a major change for us as a family. The kids are very active."

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