Inquest into death of girl who died minutes after celebrating her sixth birthday
A school girl was mown down and killed in front of her family just minutes after celebrating her sixth birthday party, an inquest has heard.
Daisy-May Brooks ran into the road as she played outside her home moments after cutting her birthday cake and was hit by a car.
Daisy-May was rushed to hospital after the collision on the 12th May earlier this year but died a short time later of multiple injuries.
Coroner Robin Balmain said the collision was "probably unavoidable".
The driver of the vehicle that hit the six-year-old, Claire Reynolds, told the hearing that she hadn't seen Daisy-May, who stepped out from behind a parked 4x4.
The verdict of the inquest was accidental death.
Funeral for Daisy-May Brooks
The funeral of a girl who died after she was hit by a car is due to take place today.
Six-year-old Daisy-May Brooks died on Saturday 12 May. She was playing outside her home in Penn in Wolverhampton, where she had been celebrating her birthday.
Parents Grieve Daughter's Death
Parents tribute to Daisy-May
Daisy-May Brooks was hit by a car outside her home in Wolverhampton as she celebrated her sixth birthday.
In a statement her parents, Helen Brooks and Simon Davis said:
"Daisy was funny, cheeky and always happy. She would always be singing around the home.
"We are amazed at how much one little girl touched so many people's hearts.
"We don't know half the people that have been leaving flowers and mementoes outside our home.
"Daisy's death has left a gaping hole in our lives; the kids just want their little sister back.
"We would like to thank everybody for their support, family, friends all the staff at New Cross Hospital and the police officers."
Daisy leaves behind a brother, 9, and two sisters aged 11 and 8.
The 39-year-old female driver of the Honda car which hit Daisy-May stopped at the scene and was spoken to by police but not arrested.
The family says they are grateful for the support offered to them but have now asked for privacy while they grieve for their daughter.