Administrator on August 21st, 2012
A two-year-old boy, Rehan Saleem, and his 10-year-old sister, Saba Saleem, were critically injured when they were knocked down in a hit-and-run accident outside Makkah Masjid on Saturday at around 5.20pm Saturday, 18th August.
The accident occurred as the children were crossing the road to go home after buying onions, from Makkah Foods, for the family’s Eid celebrations.
Police said a silver Vauxhall Astra was involved in the collision and the driver slowed down to see what had happened before speeding away from the scene.
The boy and girl are still at Leeds General Infirmary and remain in a critical condition after surgery, in particular Sabam who has suffered severe injuries.
Imam of Makkah Masjid, Qari Asim MBE, said: “It is extremely distressing for the family and the community that two local children have been knocked-down in a hit and run accident.
The children were looking forward to celebrating Eid on Sunday 19th August and now they are in a critical condition fighting for their life in the hospital.
We have held a number of special prayers at the mosque for the children concerned and their loved ones. May Allah Almighty grant the children speedy recovery and safe return to their parents.
We also pray that the family is able to endure this distressing and difficult time with patience.
We appeal to everyone who has some information about this collision to share it with the Police. We also appeal to the driver or any passengers in the car to come forward as soon as possible;” he said.
We are grateful to the Police, law enforcement agencies, local MP Greg Mulholland, local councillors, faith leaders and everyone who has sent in messages of support and prayers.
Interview of Imam of Makkah Masjid, Qari Asim MBE, can be seen on the link below: