5-year-old killed in hit-and-run?

The girl died in Drongen outside Ghent on Saturday night. The driver told police he was unaware that he had run anybody over. His licence has been revoked for 15 days. His licence has been revoked for 15 days.

The 5-year-old girl was hit in the street and later died of her injuries. The driver drove on, but then telephoned his former wife. It was thanks to her that the police were able to identify the driver.

First reports had suggested that this was a hit and run accident, but the motorist later told the police that he had been unaware at the time that he had run anybody over.

He was detained and led away for questioning.Tests have shown that the driver had not consumed alcohol and was not speeding.

The public prosecutor’s office has asked a traffic expert to establish exactly what happened. Police are now talking to the girl's relatives to find out more about the events of last night. It is understood that the child was returning home with relatives.