Six-year-old named after Hertfordshire car collision death

A six-year-old who died when she was struck by a car has been named by police. Lara Fernandes-Pontes was hit by a Land Rover Discovery in Hayling Road, South Oxhey, Hertfordshire around 3pm on Sunday.

Death of six-year-old girl 'tragic loss of a young life'

The death of a six-year-old girl, who was struck by a car, has been described by police as a "tragic loss of life". Lara Fernandes-Pontes was hit by a Land Rover Discovery in Hayling Road, South Oxhey, Hertfordshire around 3pm on Sunday.

Sergeant Chris Kent from Hertfordshire Police said:

This is a tragic loss of a young life in these circumstances. The family are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.

The driver and the occupants of the vehicle were unharmed but obviously shaken by what happened.

At the moment we are investigating the circumstances of the collision and whilst we have spoken to a number of people at the scene, we'd be keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to officers.

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Police name six-year-old girl killed after hit by car

Lara Fernandes-Pontes Credit: Metropolitan Police

A six-year-old who died when she was struck by a car has been named by police. Lara Fernandes-Pontes was hit by a Land Rover Discovery in Hayling Road, South Oxhey, Hertfordshire around 3pm on Sunday.

She was taken to hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Hertfordshire Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

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