DEARBORN, Mich. – A 6-year-old girl named Batoul died Sunday evening after being hit by a hit-and-run driver in Dearborn, according to the Dearborn Police Department.
Authorities said the accident happened around 2:50 p.m. in the 7600 block of Bingham Street.
Authorities said they found a 6-year-old girl who had been hit be a vehicle that failed to stop. The victim was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
After an initial investigation by authorities, the vehicle involved has been identified as a silver or white Chevrolet Equinox.
The incident was caught on a neighbor’s surveillance camera which shows the SUV clearly speeding down the street right before the moment of impact.
“My mom actually fainted a couple of times and not just that, this girl has a couple of sisters and little children that are crying right now, grieving because of this driver,” said a family member.
For now, they’re putting all their efforts and hopes into possibility of the driver turning themselves in.
“You knew you hit somebody. You should’ve stopped. You’re going to run around. They’re going to catch you, said a family member.
However until that happens, the family wants Batoul’s death to be a reason why drivers are more careful.
“For all the people out there, when you’re driving in a residential, please slow down. You never know,” said a family member.
Sadly, we’re told that Batoul’s sisters, both 12 and under, had to watch the entire horrific incident as it happened.
“This is a tragic accident and we offer our condolences to the family of the victim. The Dearborn Police Department is asking that anyone with information please come forward,” said Police Chief Ronald Haddad.