A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl was flung from a moving car on a busy road in front of horrified motorists today.
Witnesses described hearing “heartbreaking screams” following the incident on the A180 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, before drivers battled to save the youngster.
The little girl suffered serious injuries and was raced to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital before being transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital by ambulance with a police escort due to the severity of her condition.
A witness described seeing the girl falling out of the side door of the vehicle and landing in the road before several people rushed to her aid.
Another said he heard a child screaming following the horror incident.
“She was screaming in pain. It looked horrifying,” he told GrimsbyLive.
“But she had someone holding her. Those cries were heartbreaking to hear.”
A passing driver described seeing a young child being cradled in the middle of the carriageway while another man, who was filling up his car with fuel at the time, said he “heard a commotion” and “saw this little girl lying in the road”.
“I couldn’t do anything to help, I just stood there in shock,” he said on Facebook.
“I’ve never experienced anything so upsetting in my life. Hope she is ok.”
Police raced to the scene at about 4pm shortly after the horror unfolded.
Humberside Police tweeted at the time: “Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident on the A180 at the Birchin Way roundabout and closures are currently in place.
“Please avoid the area were possible.”
Several emergency vehicles were on the scene and the road remains closed westbound.
The car in question was a black Kia Sedona GS with a sliding rear door and a booster seat in the back.
Officers appeared to interview a man believed to be the driver, who was wearing a grey vest and shorts, it has been reported.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of what happened and officers are asking anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage to come forward.
Sergeant John Rickells praised also praised the members of the public who provided first aid, telling GrimsbyLive: “It was good that people stopped and helped.
“It shows the good side of people and it all helps.”
Source: The Sun