The family of a teenage girl killed by a tram say they want the crossing where their daughter was hit to be closed. Thirteen-year-old Lindsey Inger died after being struck on pedestrian crossing in Nottinghamshire last week.
Her foster mother Marlene Starling says Lindsey's death has left them devastated and she is demanding the crossing be shut until a safety review is carried out.
It is just under a week since Lindsey Inger died at a pedestrian level crossing near Bestwood Village in Nottinghamshire. The teenager was crossing with a group of friends in the early evening when she was struck by a tram. Her friend Carri was with her at the time.
After being treated by paramedics at the scene, Lindsey was rushed to hospital were she later died.
Understandably her death has left her family devastated. Today they described her as a bright star. Always happy, singing and dancing. Always ready to put others before herself.
Lindsey is not the first person to be killed at this pedestrian crossing. Four years ago Jean Hoggart and her grandson Michael were killed after being hit by a train. Since then Network Rail say they have implemented several safety recommendations at the site.
Nottingham Express Transit have also launched an investigation into this latest tragedy. But Lindsey's family are now calling for the crossing to be closed until a safety review has been carried out.
Since Lindsey's death hundreds of flowers and messages of condolence have been placed at the scene.
Dozens of sympathy cards have also been sent to her home. On the day she was killed Lindsey had been planning to put up the Christmas decorations. For her family any thoughts of festive celebrations died with her.