BREAKING NEWS: Eastbourne toddler involved in hit and run accident

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A two-year-old girl from Eastbourne has suffered a broken leg after being hit by a lorry in a hit and run.

Police have just revealed details of the incident which happened in Middle Street, Brighton, shortly after 1pm on Friday (June 12).

Officers say the girl was on the pavement with her mother when a lorry turned off the A259 Kings Road and in to Middle Street, mounting the kerb as it did so.

The lorry, coloured purple or maroon, failed to stop and police are now seeking witnesses to try to trace the driver.

The injured youngster was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment.

PC Christina Lane, of the roads policing unit at Haywards Heath, said, “I understand several people saw what happened and shouted for the lorry to stop.

“But it did not do so, and witnesses are now being sought to identify the vehicle involved.”

Anyone with information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1075 of 12/6.

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