Family's Heartbreak After Daughter, 3, Dies In Tragic Scooter Accident

The family of a three-year-old girl who died after she was hit by a car while riding a toy scooter have said her death has robbed them "of much of the sparkle of life".

Rosa Simon died in hospital last night despite attempts by officers and paramedics to resuscitate her following the incident in Hadleigh, Suffolk.

It is thought she was on a toy scooter when she was struck by the Hyundai car in Canterbury Gardens.

Canterbury Gardens, Hadleigh

In a statement released through police, her family said: "Rosa was a much beloved and loving daughter and sister.

"Small in size, but a giant in character, kindness and with a sheer joy at being alive.

"It has been a privilege to have known her as parents and as siblings. She made us better and happier people.

"We are devastated by losing her. Her death has robbed us of much of the sparkle of life. We now ask that, as a grieving family, we are given time to be with our dear family and friends."

The driver of the car, who is not related to the girl, received medical treatment for shock, Suffolk Police said.

No one has been arrested.

Meanwhile, an eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was hit by a bus in Barnet, north London, while riding his bike.

Police were alerted to reports of the collision on Chesterfield Road shortly before 8.15pm yesterday.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The eight-year-old boy, who had been riding a bike, had suffered head and leg injuries and was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he remains.

"His injuries are currently described as life-threatening. His next of kin have been informed and taken to hospital by police."

The driver of the route 184 bus stopped at the scene. He has not been arrested.