A toddler was killed on Tuesday after being run over by a car allegedly driven by her uncle.

The girl's father, from the northern town of Shlomi, took his daughter to the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya where hospital staff pronounced her death.

He told the doctors that his brother had not noticed his daughter at the time that he was driving and that it was an accident.

Police in the Galilee region have opened an investigation and are currently trying to identify the exact location where the accident occurred.