Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024

Girl, 2, tragically dies after being hit by a car

A two-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in a small West Yorkshire town, police have revealed. Emergency services were called to Millwater Avenue, in Dewsbury at 10.13am on Saturday after the toddler was struck by incoming traffic. The little girl was rushed to hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead a short time later. 


A spokesperson for West Yorkshire police said the incident was being treated as a “sudden unexpected death”. 

They said: “Police were contacted by the ambulance service who were attending an incident in Millwater Avenue, in Dewsbury, where a child had been involved in a collision with a car outside an address.

“The child, a two-year-old girl, was taken to hospital in a critical condition and was pronounced dead a short time later.

“A scene is in place on Millwater Avenue. The incident is being treated as a sudden unexpected death in childhood and we ask that people consider the family and respect their privacy at what is clearly a very difficult time for them.”


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