Girl, 11, dies after being hit by car in horror crash – heartbroken family paid tribute


An 11-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Bury. Ruby Cropper was crossing Radcliffe New Road near the Esso gas station with her friend Monday around 4:30 p.m. when she was hit by a car.

She suffered fatal injuries and was taken to hospital where she sadly passed away today (Wednesday) despite the best efforts of medical staff.

Ruby’s family, her mother and two dads, have paid a moving tribute to her memory but say they were “devastated” by the loss.

“Because Ruby was such a kind and caring person and always helped others, she continued to do this in organ donation,” they said.

“Ruby’s legacy will continue to live on and we have found that very heartwarming.

“Our family urges anyone in these tragic circumstances to follow in Ruby’s footsteps and be an organ donor.

“We are all absolutely devastated and a part of us is also dead today. Our lives will never be the same again. ”

The driver of the vehicle, a Suzuki Alto, left the scene after the accident. A 35-year-old man then contacted the police and was arrested. He has since been released on bail pending further investigations.

Police remained at the scene at Radcliffe New Road for several hours

Officers ask the public to present any information or video of the incident to aid their investigations.

Police Constable Phil Drummond, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is a hopelessly sad incident and our hearts go out to Ruby’s friends and family on this. terrible and heartbreaking time. Our specialist agents provide them with support.

The road has been closed all night

“It is important that we make sure to establish all the circumstances of this incident and I therefore call on the public to provide us with all possible information to assist us in our investigation.

“Did you witness the collision? Do you have dash cam or CCTV footage?

“We would also love to hear from anyone who saw a blue Suzuki Alto driving around the Whitefield and Radcliffe areas between 4:15 pm and 4:30 pm. Whatever information you have, please contact us ”.

Anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 4741 citing incident number 2294 of 08/10/2020.

Details can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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