A little girl who was left for dead with her two-year-old brother after they were mown down yards from their home is making progress in hospital.
Sabah Saleem, 10, was knocked down on Brudenell Road, in Leeds, as she crossed the road after visiting a nearby shop with her two-year-old brother Rayhan to help her family prepare for Eid.
The siblings were left fighting for their lives following the hit-and-run on August 19.
Rayhan was released from hospital last month but Sabah is starting to show signs of progress and is talking to her family.
The youngster, who remains in Leeds General Infirmary, can’t remember what happened on the day.
Anguished father Mohammed Saleem Rafique told the YEP: “Sabah is talking a lot and it’s a bit up and down.
“There are days where she might get an infection but hopefully by the grace of god she’s doing well. We don’t know when she can come home.
“The doctors haven’t put an exact time on it so it’s very hard to say. It’s really reassuring because it happened nearly two months ago and to see where she is now is a huge difference.
“She remembers nothing whatsoever about what happened.”
Mr Rafique is spearheading a campaign to see safety improvements on the busy road, in Hyde Park.
The family have received backing from local MP Greg Mulholland and they met with council officials who are set to look at what improvements could be made to the road.
Mr Rafique added: “Hopefully they will take a pro-active approach.”
Greg said: “I am pleased that the council are being so proactive in their efforts to improve road safety in the area and share the concerns of Mr Rafique and myself. “I look forward to continuing to work with the council along with the family and trying to ensure the safety of residents who use the busy roads in the area.
“Sadly, Sabah remains in hospital but is making good progress and I am pleased that both children are recovering from this ordeal.”