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Sharjah: Sharjah Police have arrested an Arab woman who had fled after running over a girl with her vehicle, causing her injuries.

The arrest was made within a “short time” of the accident on Friday, police said.

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A report was received by the Central Operations Room of the General Command of Sharjah Police at 8.30pm on Friday, stating that a child had been injured on Al Khan Street in a hit-and-run accident.

Sharjah Police launched a hunt for the culprit and succeeded in identifying her. When the woman was arrested, she confessed to her act.

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Sharjah Police said such cases of fleeing the scene of the accident is a crime punishable by law, in accordance with the Federal Traffic Law.