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Girl, 11, dies in hospital four days after she was hit by Toyota

An 11-year-old girl has died in hospital four days after she was hit by a car leaving paramedics battling to revive her at the road side.

The girl was rushed to hospital after she was hit by a Toyota Verso in Coventry on Thursday evening.

Police did not speak to the 53-year-old driver, who remained at the scene, as he was receiving medical attention.

Bystanders started CPR on an 11-year-old girl who was hit by a car on Tamworth Road, Coventry, on Thursday. She was rushed to hospital, but police announced she had died in the early hours of this morning

West Midlands Police said they will speak to him 'in due course'.

Bystanders had already started CPR when paramedics rushed to treat the girl at Tamworth Road, near the junction of Waste Lane.

She suffered critical injuries and was rushed to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire hospital, where she remained in a serious condition. 

West Midlands Police announced she died in the early hours of Monday morning. 

A statement from the constabulary read: 'The 53-year-old driver of the Verso remained at the scene, but was not spoken to at the time as he required medical attention.

'He will be spoken to in due course as we seek to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

'The family of the girl is now being supported by specialist officers as our investigation continues.

'We’re keen to hear from anyone with dash cam footage, or who was in the area at the time and has not spoken to us already.'

Witnesses to last Thursday's incident can contact police on 101, quoting log number 3979 of 22/10/20.

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