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Schoolgirl dies after being struck by loose wheel from Land Rover

Nick Reilly
Yahoo News UK
Amelia Wood was walking on the pavement in Manby, Lincolnshire, when she was struck by the wheel from a Land Rover Discovery. (Lincolnshire Police)

An 11-year-old girl has died after she was struck by a wheel that came off a passing car.

Amelia Wood was reportedly walking on the pavement in Manby, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday morning when she was struck by the wheel from a Land Rover Discovery.

The youngster was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, but died yesterday.

Lincolnshire Police are now appealing for help anyone who saw the white vehicle travelling on the B1200 Manby Road towards the town of Saltfleetby.

Police have already spoken to several witnesses and are believed to be investigating how the wheel initially came off.

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Amelia attended school at Louth Academy, where she was known as a keen member of the netball team.

Martin Brown, executive principal at the school, said in a statement: ‘She was a very popular and caring student who always helped and supported her friends.

“We are all devastated by such tragic news. We have a counsellor and pastoral staff to support students and offer help and guidance in the coming days and weeks.’

Headteacher Simon Clark added: ‘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.’

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