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Family rallies around girl, 12, struck by car in Cary

Posted November 8, 2019 6:12 p.m. EST
Updated November 8, 2019 6:23 p.m. EST

— A young girl struck by a car last month in Cary is still hospitalized as family members remain hopeful that she will make a full recovery.

Zahraa Hansan, 12, remains in critical condition at WakeMed after being struck around 3:30 p.m. on North Harrison Avenue near Wyatts Pond Lane on Oct. 28.

Police have released few details about the crash, but investigators said no charges are expected to be filed in the case.

Zahraa is one of several pedestrians who have been struck by vehicles in the Triangle in recent days.

Life for Zahraa and her family has changed drastically since the incident.

Instead of a day filled with school work and fun time with friends, she is undergoing a slow recovery at the hospital.

"We have trust in God," said family friend Khadija Kamel, who along with her daughter, Arwa, have been visiting with Zahraa and her family since the accident.

They say the ordeal has been "tragic."

"The good thing is, it's time like this we get to see that we're not only a community, but we really are one big happy family," family friend Arwa Kamel said.

The family's friends have stepped in to help since Zahraa's parents haven't been able to work since she was hurt, and they have spent every waking moment at the hospital with their daughter.

"They are in a deep financial situation because of the medical bills," family friend Khadija Kamel said. "A huge amount of medical bills are going to come to them."

Those who know the family say relatives, friends even strangers have stepped up to help with their time and donations.

At last check, Kamel said Zahraa is conscious but not aware of what's going on around her.

"The doctors say this is going to be a long recovery for her, but we are hoping and praying," Arwa Kamel said. "But we are hopeful and asking for prayers."

For more info: Zahraa's GoFundMe

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