Girl in critical condition as police hunt for hit-and-run driver who hit family

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A young girl is in a "critical condition" after a horror accident as police hunt for the hit-and-run driver who crashed into the family of four.

A 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after a BMW failed to stop for police and smashed into a parked car containing the family.

The man who caused the incident fled from the scene in Ipswich tonight, February 3.

Suffolk police attempted to stop the black BMW 116i at 7pm in London Road where it sped off and hit another car where a mum, dad and two young children were sat in.

The young girl in the parked up car suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

A police spokesperson has described the young child's condition as critical after the BMW "fled the scene and ran off."

The rest of the family including the girls younger sibling have all gone to hospital to be checked over.

The man who caused the hit and run has been described by police in a statement: "As black, in his 20s, around 5 feet 2 inches tall, slim build.

"He was wearing a long black padded coat with a white emoji design on the hood, light coloured tracksuit trousers and white trainers."

The spokesperson added: "He is outstanding at this time and police are concerned for his welfare and keen to trace his whereabouts."

It is reported that the car sped off in the direction of Civic Drive after colliding with the family's car, which was a Daihatsu Sirion.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

The statement continued: "Anyone who witnessed the incident or who was driving in the area at the time and has dashcam footage are asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting reference CAD 335 of yesterday, 3 February. Also, anybody who has seen a man fitting the description above are asked to contact police."

Anyone who can help can visit the Suffolk police website, or upload dash-cam or mobile phone footage to this page on the force's website.

The independent charity Crimestoppers can be used to if you wish to remain anonymous, call on 0800 555 111, or use their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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