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4 year old girl hit by car

A four year old girl who has run out onto Cadbury Road in Hobart's Claremont was struck and critically injured by a car around 1pm today (Tuesday).

Her dad was checking into their broken down car when she jumped out and was hit.

A doctor who happened to come across the scene provided help before ambulances arrived.

The driver of the car which hit the little girl is a woman in her 40s and senior sergeant Karl Krelle isn't factoring speed, drugs or alcohol.

"It's a tragic set of circumstances, children are unpredictable and we need to make sure that as a driver on the roads and as a parent we ensure that we look after our children, roadways are very dangerous places."