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Girl struck by runaway wheel on her way to school has died

Hit by runaway wheel: Amelia Wood Credit: Family photo

An 11-year-old girl has died after being struck by the runaway wheel of a passing 4x4 vehicle in Lincolnshire.

Amelia Wood was walking to school when the wheel came off a white Land Rover Discovery in Manby, near Louth, at around 8 am on Tuesday. She was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham by air ambulance but died yesterday.

Investigations into the accident are continuing. Police say they have already spoken to a number of witnesses and would like to hear from anyone else who saw the Land Rover travelling in Manby on the B1200, Manby Middlegate road, towards Saltfleetby.

Amelia's present and former schools have issued statements, saying her 'kindness shone through' and that she will be remembered as a 'vibrant, passionate and very determined student'.

Amelia was a well-loved student who will be greatly missed by staff and students at the Academy. We are all devastated by such tragic news. She was an active member of our community and was always keen to participate in events.

Amelia was a keen netball player and represented the Academy in a recent fixture. She was a very popular and caring student who always helped and supported her friends. Amelia will be remembered at the Academy as a vibrant, passionate and very determined student.

At this difficult time, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to her family and all those who loved Amelia.

– Martin Brown, Executive Principal of Louth Academy,

We are of course shocked and saddened by this tragic accident. Amelia left our school last summer to go to secondary school. She was a wonderful young lady and a well-loved member of our school community.

Amelia’s kindness really shone through, and her peers voted her onto the School Council when she was in Year 6. She used this opportunity to support younger pupils and help improve the school any way she could.

Pupils, friends and staff at the school are naturally devastated. Our thoughts are very much with Amelia’s family. We will do everything we can to support Amelia’s friends and relatives.

– Simon Clark, Head Teacher, at Grimoldby Primary School