Girl, 13, is fighting for her life after being hit by a car while crossing the street
- Teen in coma after being hit by car
- Shaylee Kelton was hit near Perth’s home
A 13-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being hit by a P-plater while crossing a busy road.
Shaylee Kelton was hit by the yellow MG3 on Morley Drive in Eden Hill, Perth’s northern suburbs, at about 5pm Monday.
She was rushed to the Royal Hospital in Perth and put into an induced coma after suffering two skull fractures and brain haemorrhages.
Her grandfather Michael Scicluna was driving home when he saw the crash happen.
Shaylee Kelton (pictured) was hit by the yellow MG3 on Morley Drive in Eden Hill in Perth’s northern suburbs at about 5pm Monday
He said he saw someone hit by the car, but only realized it was his granddaughter when he rushed over to help.
“She was lying there unconscious and not moving, so I just talked to her and talked to her,” he said Nine news.
“The next moment she started gurgling and coughing up some blood and I knew she was alive.”
Photos of the aftermath showed the dented yellow MG3 with a smashed right windshield.
Shaylee will remain in a coma until the doctors know the full extent of her brain damage.
She also had a hole made in her head to reduce the swelling.
Mr Scicluna took to social media on Wednesday and said ‘it’s just a waiting game’ for now, adding that he believed the girl would make it.
The teen was crossing the road with a friend to go to IGA when the horror collision happened.
“Apparently they came over… they just played chicken with the car, and the chicken lost, well, she hasn’t lost yet,” Mr Scicluna said. 7News.
The distraught grandfather said he was driving his car when he saw the collision and rushed to help – unaware it was his granddaughter.
“She was lying on her side, she wasn’t responding… I actually thought she was dead,” he said.
Mr Scicluna said he forgives the female driver who was not injured, adding that accidents like this happen ‘too often’ and children should be wary of the road.
“I really hope the driver is okay. I comforted her. She was hysterical. . .’ he told the Western Australian.
Photos of the aftermath showed the dented vehicle with the right side window smashed (pictured)
Her grandfather Michael Scicluna (pictured) said he saw it all when he was driving down the road but only realized it was his granddaughter after racing on the spot
“I hope she doesn’t feel guilty, because I told her it wasn’t her fault.”
A resident who called triple-0 said he went outside when he heard the sound of a loud ‘bang’ on the main road where the speed limit is 70 km/h.
He said he saw the girl covered in blood and going “in and out of consciousness.”
The girl’s mother, Stacey Stafford, who has stayed by the teen’s bedside day and night, said she is receiving the best possible care.
“Shaylee is a fighter and I know she has the strength to overcome her injuries,” she said.
Meanwhile, trauma doctors provide specialist care to Shaylee with a dedicated ICU nurse monitoring her around the clock.
A spokeswoman for Perth’s Royal Hospital told Daily Mail Australia the girl is in a serious condition.
Major crash investigators investigate the shocking crash.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“She’ll get through this one way or another,” said Mr. Scicluna (pictured with Shaylee).