Baby girl, 1, dies after being hit by car on driveway as 'devastated dad says "I killed my child"' | The Sun

Baby girl, 1, dies after being hit by car on driveway as 'devastated dad says "I killed my child"' | The Sun

September 17, 2022

A ONE-year-old girl was knocked down and killed by her dad in front of their home, according to horrified onlookers.

The devastated father was reportedly seen cradling the dying infant on their driveway in Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, last night.


Witnesses said he was overheard saying: "I killed my child. She just ran out in front of me. I did not see her."

The drama unfolded in Coupland Road on Friday evening, according to posts on social media.

One read: "I just left a horrific scene on a block of new houses.

"A woman was wailing. I saw a man holding a lifeless child in his arms.

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"He was saying, 'I killed my child. She ran out in front of me. I didn’t see her'.

"Everybody surrounded them. When I realised what had happened it just broke my heart.

"Parents please take care of children. The poor darling."

West Yorkshire Police confirmed officers were called at about 8.10pm on September 16 to reports a one-year-old had been seriously injured in a collision with a car on a driveway.

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Emergency services raced to the scene and the girl was rushed to hospital, but sadly she died from her injuries a short time later.

A spokesperson for the force added: "Enquiries remain ongoing today by the Major Collision and Enquiry Team and specialist officers are working to support the family at what is clearly a tragic time."



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