The girl and her father were walking down the street of Norton Green in Stoke-on-Trent when they were hit by a car, police said in a statement. Despite frantic efforts to save her, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene
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Emergency services were called for the Norton Green tragedy at approximately 7:15 p.m.
Despite the frantic efforts of passers-by, the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was walking with her father, who is being treated for his injuries.
In a statement, police said the driver suffered head injuries in the crash.
Inspector Lee Robinson of Staffordshire Police said: ‘We do not yet fully understand what happened and therefore I urge people to avoid the area while we investigate and please do not speculate on the circumstances.
“However, I would call on anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage to get in touch and help our investigations.
“The girl’s family will be supported by specially trained agents and our thoughts are with them at this time. “
Today, flowers were placed at the scene of the tragedy.
In a statement, police said: “We are appealing for witnesses for the incident which took place around 7.15pm at Endon Road.
“The girl and her father were reportedly struck by a car while walking along Endon Road.
“Despite the best efforts of passers-by, the six-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. “
Anyone with information about the crash was told to contact the police by calling 101.