Dundee family’s Ninewells vigil for girl, 3, injured in hit-and-run as man charged

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A toddler was taken to hospital last night after she was injured in a hit-and-run near Asda in Milton of Craigie.

The three-year-old girl was taken to Ninewells Hospital by ambulance and kept in overnight.

Police have now charged a man in relation to the accident.

It is understood the girl suffered severe bruising to her face among other injuries after the incident, which is thought to have taken place while she was with her dad and brothers.

The incident happened at 6.04pm at the pedestrian crossing on Douglas Road, at the back entrance to the Asda store.

Today the girl’s aunt, who asked not to be named, said her parents remained at her bedside in Ninewells.

She said: “They have been there all night. My niece is undergoing observation and has received CT scans to her head.

“We are obviously very shocked, upset and angry at what has happened.”

An eyewitness added: “There were two police cars and an ambulance outside.

“I really hope she is alright.

“Her parents must be so worried.”

Police Scotland today confirmed the blue Ford Focus was traced before the driver was charged in relation to the incident.

A spokesman for the force said: “We attended Douglas Road, Dundee, at the junction of Kemnay Place shortly after 6pm yesterday in response to a reported road traffic collision.

“A blue Ford Focus was involved in a collision with a three-year-old girl and did not stop at the scene.

“The car was traced nearby and the girl was taken to hospital.

“Fortunately, she has not been seriously injured, but was kept in hospital overnight for observation.

“The driver of the car involved was traced later that evening and charged with relevant offences.”