The family of a young girl killed as she walked to the park have said they are completely broken.
The 10-year-old, named locally as Lily, died on Sunday, July 11 after she was struck by a yellow Audi S1 in Dartford the day before.
It is understood Lily was walking to her local park when she was hit by the car. She was airlifted to hospital but sadly died a day later.
Tributes have poured in for her and flowers have been left near the scene with heartfelt messages attached.
A fundraiser has been set up by Lily’s family and over £3,500 has already been raised, reports KentLive.
The page originally had a target of £1,000 which has been surpassed by thousands of pounds, with it being shared online hundreds of times.
In a statement posted on the page, Nicole Lincoln, a relative, said: “Our beautiful Lily was hit in Watling on Saturday evening and passed away on the evening of Sunday.
“Lily was the most amazing little girl, so happy, so loving, so perfect.
“I’m setting up this page for her amazing mum, her amazing step dad and her brothers and sisters that are all completely broken.
“This is to help them as a family financially as their lives are shattered.
“Please donate as little or as much as you can, everything will help.”
The Sun reports that Lily was a student at Brent Primary School. One woman told the Sun Lily was “a lovely little girl with a heart of gold.”
Another described how Lily was hit as she crossed the road while walking with her and her daughter to the park.
She said: “I’m still in shock. I’ve still got a hole in my head. At the moment I feel for the family. That little girl was with me when we crossed the road.”
The woman said she has kept her own daughter off school because of what she saw.
A man in his 50’s, arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while impaired, has been bailed until August 3.
Officers would like to talk to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the pedestrian or vehicle prior to the incident, or anyone who has any dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage.
Kent Police said: “Serious collision investigators are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a fatal collision in Dartford in which a 10-year-old child died.
“Officers would like to talk to anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the pedestrian or vehicle prior to the incident, or anyone who has any dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage.
“You can call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting reference HW/LB/60/21. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org “.