25th Sep, 2020

Heartbroken family pay tribute to 'beautiful angel' following death of three-year-old girl hit by car

Ian Hughes 20th Jul, 2020 Updated: 21st Jul, 2020

THE HEARTBROKEN family of a three-year-old who died after being hit by a car in Leamington say their ‘beautiful girl has become the most beautiful angel’.

Briya Kaur Gill died in hospital after suffering serious head injuries in the collision on Brunswick Street at around 5.45pm on Friday.

In a statement her family said: “Our beautiful girl has become the most beautiful angel.

“Our world has lost its colour and our lives will never be the same. Briya touched the hearts of every person she met and she lived a lifetime within her three years.”

“To all our family, friends and well-wishers near and far. Thank you for your kind words and sympathy. We truly appreciate the outpouring of love, for now, please respect our privacy and give us time to grieve.

“Thank you to all of the staff at Birmingham City Children’s Hospital, the care and overwhelming support they provide is not repayable and we cannot express our gratitude to them. To continue to support them with all their efforts, if you would like to donate please do so by following this link – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/briya-kaur-gill.”

A 32-year-old Leamington woman, who was driving a black Skoda Citigo, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Police continue to ask for any information which could help with their investigation.

Supt Emma Bastone from Warwickshire Police said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the little girl following this terrible incident.

“We have launched a thorough investigation into how the collision occurred and we’re keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the child or the car in the moments leading up to the collision.

“We’re also keen to speak to the driver of a silver or blue Mazda we believe was driving behind the Skoda at the time of the collision but left the scene.

“We’d like anyone in the area with CCTV or dash cam footage from the time of incident to get in touch with us as soon as possible so we can check it for evidence.”

Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 quoting incident 324 of 17 July 2020. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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