Mum of girl, 5, relives horrifying moment daughter mown down in ‘hit-and-run’
A panic-stricken mum whose daughter was knocked over by a Range Rover on her way home from school “feels sick at what could have happened.”
D’Liza-Ezmae Donovan, five, was rushed to hospital after the ordeal but escaped with just concussion and a few bruises on Thursday.
She was hit by the car in Swinton, Greater Manchester, at around 3.20pm as she walked home with her 18-year-old brother and nine-year-old sister.
Mum Emily Donavan, 37, said she has been left shocked and upset by the incident.
Speaking to Manchester Evening News today, she said: “I feel sick at what could have happened. We’re lucky that it was just a little bump and that she wasn’t on the main road.”
Police are hunting the motorist who they say drove away from the scene on a residential cul-de-sac in the east of the town.
Emily added: “It could have been a lot worse but I’m just hoping that no one else will be hurt by another situation like this.
“There’s always a few kids running ahead as it’s a private road so you think it’d be okay.
“I’m more upset that the driver never made sure they got home safe.
“There’s only one way to come into the road, it’s a dead-end street, so it was pretty obvious where they were heading.
“You’d think they would have at least made sure they were safe and well.”
D’Liza-Ezmae was assessed at Salford Royal Hospital as a precaution. Her siblings were “traumatised” to witness the horror.
“There was a massive bang as she hit the bonnet and went flying,” mum-of-three Emily said.
“The driver quickly asked my son if she was okay and then drove off without leaving any details or anything.
“She (D’Liza-Ezmae’s sister) was quite erratic and traumatised.
“She went to the hospital and she’s got a bump on the back of her head and she has some bruising on her back.
“She’s had to take the day off school as we’ve just got to keep an eye on her in case she gets confused and is sick due to the concussion.”
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers attending established a black Range Rover had collided with a child and left the scene without leaving details.
“A five-year-old girl was taken to hospital with minor injuries. She has since been discharged.
“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”