Child pedestrian struck on Cypress Avenue in Brooklyn

Altona police are investigating after a car struck a pedestrian in Brooklyn last week.

The incident occurred on Cypress Avenue when a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car as she crossed the road about 1.30pm on Tuesday 19 October.

The girl told police that a car came around the corner from (street) with the male driver yelling out to her to get off the road.

The car, a dark-coloured Toyota sedan, struck the girl, knocking her to the ground.

The driver stopped and got out of his vehicle. He approached the victim and had a short conversation with her, before getting back into his car and driving away.

The girl suffered bruising and minor lacerations in the incident.

Investigators are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, including a man who was walking his dog and assisted the victim telling her he was going to contact police.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via

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