Girl, 6, dies after road accident in Hayling Road, South Oxhey

Watford Observer: An air ambulance attended the scene in Hayling Road. Picture: @eggandchips12 An air ambulance attended the scene in Hayling Road. Picture: @eggandchips12

UPDATE: Six-year-old who died after collision with car was Lara Fernandes-Pontes

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child died following a collision in South Oxhey this afternoon.

The incident took place at about 3pm in when a Landrover Discovery was involved in an accident with a six-year-old girl in Hayling Road.

An air ambulance was called to the scene. The girl was taken to hospital where she died.

Sergeant Chris Kent said: “This is a tragic loss of a young life in these circumstances. The family are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.

“The driver and the occupants of the vehicle were unharmed but obviously shaken by what happened.

“At the moment we are investigating the circumstances of the collision and whilst we have spoken to a number of people at the scene, we’d be keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to officers.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Rupert Gadd via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, citing reference ISR 449 of 13 July.

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7:53pm Sun 13 Jul 14

theturpster says...

Absolutely every parents nightmare, my thoughts are with the parents at this time x
Absolutely every parents nightmare, my thoughts are with the parents at this time x theturpster
  • Score: 46

8:06pm Sun 13 Jul 14

donna st says...

this is just terrible ,i cant imagine what her family are going through rest in heaven little angel love and thoughts to u all x donna
this is just terrible ,i cant imagine what her family are going through rest in heaven little angel love and thoughts to u all x donna donna st
  • Score: 17

8:47pm Sun 13 Jul 14

StephanTheman says...

I was there, when I was coming back home I saw a police car blocking the road. So when I carried on cycling I saw police tape every were. There were police blocking the road. I saw blood on the floor. It was disturbing, I went around it and then I saw the heli copter. Around the police tap were friends and family crying. Then I saw a friend I asked what happened, she told me that a 6 year old girl got hit by a car, I was shocked. Also earlier, I was at the park when i saw a helicopter fly low. This is very sad and I feel sorry for the family. Since I live very close to the family's house I will place flowers to pay respect to the family.
I was there, when I was coming back home I saw a police car blocking the road. So when I carried on cycling I saw police tape every were. There were police blocking the road. I saw blood on the floor. It was disturbing, I went around it and then I saw the heli copter. Around the police tap were friends and family crying. Then I saw a friend I asked what happened, she told me that a 6 year old girl got hit by a car, I was shocked. Also earlier, I was at the park when i saw a helicopter fly low. This is very sad and I feel sorry for the family. Since I live very close to the family's house I will place flowers to pay respect to the family. StephanTheman
  • Score: 13

9:29pm Sun 13 Jul 14

chris1986ceo says...

Such a tragic thing to happen to anyone. Poor little child my heart goes out to all the family and friends R.I.P lil angel :(
I live just of hayling rd so sad to hear
Such a tragic thing to happen to anyone. Poor little child my heart goes out to all the family and friends R.I.P lil angel :( I live just of hayling rd so sad to hear chris1986ceo
  • Score: 8

11:22pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Garston74 says...

Thoughts are with the family at this time xx
Thoughts are with the family at this time xx Garston74
  • Score: 5

11:10pm Mon 14 Jul 14

JOHNHEALY says...

The pain of this tragic event for the immediate and extended family must be unbearable and god knows how the driver of the Landrover Discovery must be feeling. Let us hope that someone sets up an annual memorial prize at Lara's school so her life is never forgotten.
The pain of this tragic event for the immediate and extended family must be unbearable and god knows how the driver of the Landrover Discovery must be feeling. Let us hope that someone sets up an annual memorial prize at Lara's school so her life is never forgotten. JOHNHEALY
  • Score: 5

5:56pm Thu 17 Jul 14

missnailab@hotmail.co.uk says...

I am shocked to hear about the kid who died yesterday, my thoughts goes to the family who sadly lost their daughter in road accident in south oxshey, I feel very sorry for the who family, rest in peace to the kid,
I am shocked to hear about the kid who died yesterday, my thoughts goes to the family who sadly lost their daughter in road accident in south oxshey, I feel very sorry for the who family, rest in peace to the kid, missnailab@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: 0
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