‘She was our princess’: Family retrace the last steps of schoolgirl, 8, who died after being struck by a car while walking home with her older sister
- Avreet Jhinher, 8, suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car
- She was on the way home from the park with her older sister when she was hit
- The 64-year-old driver assisted Avreet who was then taken to hospital and died
- On Thursday, Avreet’s family retraced her steps and remembered their princess
The family of a young girl who died after being struck a by a car and killed have retraced the last steps of their ‘princess’.
Avreet Jhinher had been at the park with her older sister before they began walking home along Victoria Street in Doncaster, Melbourne, at 6.30pm on Wednesday.
The eight-year-old was attempting to cross the road when she was violently struck by a car travelling on the road.
Avreet Jhinher (pictured) was struck and killed while walking home from a park at 6.30pm on Wednesday in Melbourne
The driver, a 64-year-old woman, stopped to assist Avreet who suffered critical life-threatening injuries (the road where she was struck)
The driver, a 64-year-old woman, stopped to assist Avreet, who suffered critical life-threatening injuries.
She was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital, where she later died.
The devastated driver was interviewed by police and undertook a alcohol and drug testing, which was negative result.
John Grouios witnessed the incident and said he heard a ‘thud’ and found Avreet lying on the side of the road.
‘I could see a little girl that looked quite distressed and I could see another girl lying on the side of the road in the grass,’ Mr Gruios told Nine News.
On Thursday morning, Avreet’s family were seen retracing the steps of their beloved daughter
On Thursday morning, Avreet’s family were seen retracing the steps of their beloved daughter with the hope of finding answers about her tragic death.
‘She was so smart in study, and loved to study most of time and loved to dress up. She was our princess. She liked to dance, loved to play games on iPad,’ they told the publication.
Police are still investigating and have urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.