7 Years old girl, killed when car smashed into house in treacherous weather - Khorgist.com

Breaking

Post Top Ad

Advertise Here

Post Top Ad

Join our whatsapp group


Saturday, 3 March 2018

7 Years old girl, killed when car smashed into house in treacherous weather



A girl of seven who was killed when a car ploughed into her home as she played in the snow has been named.

The youngster, identified only as Maisie, died on Thursday when the vehicle careered off the road, through a fence and into the side of a bungalow.

It is thought the driver lost control in the thick snow and ice.

The tragedy happened at around 2.30pm, when police were called to reports of a Nissan car "colliding" with a property in the small coastal town of Looe.

The schoolgirl sadly died at the scene.

The mayor of Looe, Armand Toms, said the family were well-known in the area and the community had come together to offer support, Cornwall Live reported.

He said everyone was devastated at what had happened.


A car collided with a house (Image: N Chadwick/Geograph)

A brave plumber was hospitalised after injuring himself trying to save the child, according to reports.

A crowd funding page as now been set up by friends of the family to remember the little girl.

The introduction on the page reads: “We╩╝re raising £5,000 to help our friends who lost their beloved 7yr old daughter Maisie in a tragic accident in our town of Looe. We have set up this page to help the young family relieve financial pressures in their hard time.”

By Friday evening, the fund had already raised more than £3,750. You can find details of the page here.


The incident happened in Looe (Image: Derek Harper/Geograph)

One person who donated wrote: “Remembering you all. Words cannot express the sorrow in hearing your news. You don’t know me but I cannot ignore the situation you are facing right now.”

Another added: “Have a 7 year old daughter myself. Beyond tragic. Completely heartbreaking. Thoughts & prayers go out to this little one's family & friends X”







Rachel Harris@SoRRachelHarris


Rare event here in Looe. Really heavy snow and settling deep. Now trapped up our road but have the wood burner alight so all snug
12:58 PM - Feb 28, 2018
50
See Rachel Harris's other Tweets
Twitter Ads info and privacy



Plumber Colin Smith is understood to have tried to save the young girl.

His dad Alan, 71, said: "Colin is in hospital, as far as I know he's alright. They are going to stitch his leg up.

"All I know is he didn't see the accident, he was just going down the road.

"I don't know if the child was with her parents. Colin is a father too, he is upset."

Neighbour Marion Drewett, 77, said: "The whole road is covered in snow. I would not fancy driving on it and have seen a couple of cars really struggling. It is unusual for us to get snow this bad."

A 46-year-old man, from Southampton, Hants., died in the first of two collisions on the icy A34 in Hampshire on Thursday.





And a 75-year-old woman was found dead near her home in Farsley, near Leeds West Yorks., in sub-zero conditions during a blizzard.

The unnamed OAP is believed to have wandered away from sheltered accommodation where she lived with her husband.

She was discovered lying partially under a car by a police officer as they walked to work at 6am yesterday.

Another man died after after being pulled from frozen water at Danson Park, near Welling, south east London on Wednesday, when he went in to save his two dogs.

He was named as 60-year-old Stephen Cavanagh.

The girl's next of kin have been informed (Image: N Chadwick/Geograph)

A homeless man was found dead in his tent in the snow in Nottinghamshire.

The man, known as Ben, had been sleeping rough near St Swithun’s Church, in Retford.

On Tuesday, four people perished in two separate car crashes in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

And care worker Elaine McNeill was found dead in the snow in Glasgow on Wednesday morning when the alarm was raised by worried bosses after she failed to turn up.

People push a car stranded on the A30 near Land's End in Cornwall (Image: PA)


CLICK TO PLAYDELAYS AHEAD? BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS AT DUBLIN AIRPORT



Devon and Cornwall Police said: "One person has been fatally injured following a collision in Looe.

"Police were called at around 2.30pm today [Thursday 1 March] to reports of a a Nissan car colliding with a house on Bodrigan Road.

"A seven-year-old girl, believed to be a pedestrian, suffered life-threatening injuries and was declared deceased at the scene.

"Her next of kin has been informed.

"Localised closures area in place as emergency services attend this incident."

No comments:

Read Comment Policy ▼
PLEASE NOTE:
We have Zero Tolerance to Spam. Chessy Comments and Comments with Links will be deleted immediately upon our review.

Post a Comment

Post Top Ad


Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Khorgist ?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2348123601750, Social Media @khorgist_com: Email: Khorgist@gmail.com More information here.