The family of an eight-year-old girl hit by a car in Perth’s south say they do not blame the driver.

The little girl was hit when she crossed Canning Highway in Bicton, shortly after 1pm on Thursday, reports The West Australian.

The vehicle was travelling at 60km/h when it struck the child, who police believe misjudged the gap in the traffic.

Paramedics were able to stabilise the little girl at the scene before rushing the child to Princess Margaret Hospital.

The girl’s stepfather Jai Kelly said the crash was just a terrible accident. “We don’t hold the driver responsible for what happened,” he said.

“It was an accident, these things happen. We hope he is ok.”

A PMH spokesperson said the girl is in a serious but stable condition, undergoing head scans to confirm no major injury.

She was also treated for cuts and abrasions suffered in the crash.

That is an amazing thing to do for that poor driver. Even though it was obviously just an accident, I don’t think I could be so forgiving.

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  • at least the girl is ok and the family is amazing


  • I was horrified to see a child run across both sides of a road even though there was an island in the middle and there was oncoming traffic. The child also ran between 2 cars on the same side of the road during peak traffic.
    The driver in the report was probably travelling at the speed limit for that area as there is no mention of speeding. It is always made known if speed is involved


  • Never let go of kids hands near that sort of traffic! I don’t think I would ever drive again if it was me driving.


  • wow what an amazing thing to say to the driver (who probably feels like absolute hell for the accident) – I hope that their little girl pulls through. I also hope that the driver finds some peace with this too


  • Hope and pray the girl recovers well !
    Beautiful these parents can forgive, bless them. Think that by practicing forgiveness you’ll live a longer and happier life and that this is a matter of a choice. We all know that unforgiveness saps positive energy out of you and can destroy not only your own well being, but impacts those around you.


  • I hope the young girl is recovering well and will be alright.


  • I just hope everyone is doing alright. I’m interested in hearing more details as the article is a little vague as to how the accident happened.


  • What ? How can this happen. Why did the driver now slow down. Where were her parents/guardians?


  • Just horrible! Very understanding of the parents to forgive the driver and realise it was just a terrible accident. Not do sure I could be so forgiving so soon


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