A distraught father has called for urgent safety measures to be implemented on the road where his two young children were mown down and left seriously hurt.
Sabah Saleem, 10, and her two-year-old brother Rayhan were left fighting for their lives after being struck by a car on Brudenell Road, in Hyde Park.
The siblings were both left with serious head injuries following the hit-and-run on August 18.
Sabah still remains in hospital and is unconscious but Rayhan was released from hospital nearly two weeks ago.
Father Mohammed Saleem Rafique said it was still “early days” for his daughter as the family maintain their vigil at Leeds General Infirmary.
He is calling for road safety measures on the road which he claims has already taken the lives of two children in the last two decades.
He also claims that a car ploughed through a local shop following a collision.
He said: “There has been a lot of accidents here but nobody has done anything. These speed bumps do nothing.
“I have stood outside and seen cars fly by and they have literally done nothing.
“We are asking for this to prevent another accident in the future.
“We have had experience of this and we don’t want another child or adult being involved.”
The family are set to meet with officials next week to discuss their campaign and to start a petition.
Police arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident; a 39-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving; and a 26-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All three, from Leeds, are currently on bail and have not been charged.
Police closed off part of Brudenell Road yesterday (Sept 12) to film the street as part of their dossier of evidence.