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Published On: Wed, Dec 17th, 2014

Zim Girl, 5, dies after being hit by car in UK

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Police have said a five-year-old girl  hit by a car yesterday has died .

Although full details are unavailable,the Zimbabwenewslive understands the girl’s name is Andrea Gada.

The incident occurred at 3.15pm yesterday (December 16) in Friday Street, Eastbourne, near the junction of Shinewater Lane.

Sussex Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene.

A light blue Ford Fusion travelling north west collided with a five-year old local girl who was a pedestrian.

She sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to St Georges Hospital,Tooting, South London, where she was yesterday described as in a critical condition.

The 64-year-old local woman driving the car was uninjured, but treated for shock.

Headteacher of Shinewater Primary School, Theresa Buttery, confirmed the girl was one of the school’s pupils, and said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”

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