The youngster was attending Canvey’s annual Christmas lights switch-on with her mum when the day’s celebrations were brought to an abrupt halt.
She was hit by a car which appeared to be travelling the wrong way along Canvey High Street, where it turns into Foksville Road.'Appeared to be'..? Well, was it, or wasn't it?
Surely Essex's Finest will know?
Her mum, who does not want to be identified, claims the male driver initially tried to continue driving - until a passerby stopped him.
The youngster was taken to A&E after the incident on Saturday, November. She suffered minor bruising.
A PCSO was called to the scene.Oh...
The girl’s mother asked for the driver to be breathalysed. However, the family had to leave for hospital before a police officer who was authorised to carry a breath test arrived.
Since then, they have heard nothing from the police./facepalm
What do they have to say for themselves? It had better not be a bunch of meaningless platitudes about how ....
An Essex Police spokesman said: “Traffic collision investigation can be a lengthy process as they need to be comprehensive and often involve gathering a lot of complex information to determine exactly what has occurred.
“Officers dealing with the case will provide the girl’s parents with an update as soon as they are in a position to do so.
“We can confirm enquiries are ongoing and hope the girl is recovering well from her injuries. Should her parents have any questions about the ongoing case they can make contact with the investigating officer directly.”They clearly do have questions. My, it's good that you're a spokeman and not a detective, eh?