Inquest into death of girl who died minutes after celebrating her sixth birthday

Daisy-May Brooks Credit: ITV Central

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.