March 8, 2018 10.44 am This story is over 68 months old

Girl, 11, tragically dies after being struck by car wheel in Manby

The 11-year-old has sadly died in hospital.

An 11-year-old girl has died after she was hit by the wheel of a car in Manby Middlegate on Tuesday.

Amelia Wood had been walking to school on the pavement next to the B1200 when she was hit by a wheel that was reported to have flown from a white Land Rover Discovery at around 8am on Tuesday, March 6.

She sadly died at Queen’s Medical Centre on Wednesday, March 7.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances that surround the incident.

Amelia Wood’s school and friends paid tribute to her.

Police Sergeant Dave Mitchell, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Lincolnshire Police, said; “We have spoken to a number of witnesses and will be completing a full investigation.

“If anyone saw the white Land Rover Discovery travelling in Manby on the B1200, Manby Middlegate road, towards Saltfleetby, I would like them to call in if they haven’t already.”

School pays tribute

Martin Brown, Executive Principal of Louth Academy, said; “Amelia was a well-loved student who will be greatly missed by staff and students at the Academy. We are all devastated by such tragic news. She was an active member of our community and was always keen to participate in events.

“Amelia was a keen netball player and represented the Academy in a recent fixture.

“She was a very popular and caring student who always helped and supported her friends.

“Amelia will be remembered at the Academy as a vibrant, passionate and very determined student.

“To support students, we have a counsellor and pastoral staff available who will offer help and guidance in the coming days and weeks, supported where appropriate by specialist professionals.

“At this difficult time, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to her family and all those who loved Amelia.”

Simon Clark, Head Teacher, at Grimoldby Primary School, said: “We are of course shocked and saddened by this tragic accident.

“Amelia left our school last summer to go to secondary school. She was a wonderful young lady and a well-loved member of our school community.

“Amelia’s kindness really shone through, and her peers voted her onto the School Council when she was in Year 6.

“She used this opportunity to support younger pupils and help improve the school any way she could.

“Pupils, friends and staff at the school are naturally devastated. Our thoughts are very much with Amelia’s family. We will do everything we can to support Amelia’s friends and relatives.”