Hobart girl dies after being hit by car

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A four-year-old girl who was hit by a car in Hobart as her dad fixed their broken-down vehicle has died in hospital.

Tasmania Police say she ran out of the car and onto the road in the suburb of Claremont around 1pm on Tuesday.

She was rushed to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a critical condition and died from her injuries on Thursday evening.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

The girl's father was repairing the car on the roadside with his head under the bonnet when the accident occurred.

"It's a tragic set of circumstances. Children are unpredictable and we need to make sure as a driver ... and as a parent, we ensure we look after our children," Tasmania Police Senior Sergeant Karl Krelles said on Tuesday.

The driver of the other car, a woman in her 40s, has been offered support. Police say speed was not a factor in the accident.

An off-duty doctor provided assistance to the girl before an ambulance arrived.

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