Permanent memorial may be built for five-year-old girl who tragically died in Hopewell Road crash

Flowers left in tribute of the girl who sadly died in Hopewell Road, Hull
Flowers left in tribute to the girl who sadly died in Hopewell Road, Hull -Credit:Hull Live

A permanent memorial may be built in tribute to a five-year-old girl who tragically died after a collision with a lorry in Hopewell Road, east Hull.

The "very kind" girl was attended the nearby Mountbatten Primary School. The school said she was called Jessica and would be "dearly missed".

Many flowers and tributes were laid near the scene in Hopewell Road following the collision on April 11. Humberside Police said these will now be removed, but said the family wanted to thank the community for their show of love and support.


In a statement today, Humberside Police said: "Friends and family of a 5-year-old girl who tragically died in a road traffic collision on Hopewell Road, Hull on Thursday 11 April wish to thank everyone for their heartfelt tributes and flowers left at the scene of the collision.

"Having the support of the local community has brought them great comfort during this difficult time. The family continue to be supported by our Family Liaison Officers and have asked that the tributes now be removed from the scene of the collision, which will be done over the coming days.

"Consideration is underway for a more permanent memorial, to enable family, friends and anyone affected by this incident to have a place to pay their respects."

Humberside Police previously said it attended Hopewell Road following reports a HGV lorry and a child riding a bike were involved in a collision at 3.40pm on April 11. Despite the efforts of emergency services, the five-year-old cyclist died at the scene.

Jamie Wegg, head of Mountbatten Primary School, previously told the BBC : "The whole school community is deeply saddened and devastated by the death of young Jessica. She was wonderfully unique, curious, funny and so very kind.

"Jessica will be dearly missed by everyone at Mountbatten. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this most difficult of times."