Leeds & West Yorkshire

Safety discussion for Bradford road where girl, 6, died

Lily Davies Image copyright Ross Parry
Image caption Lily Davies died after being hit by a car on Thursday

Safety improvements to a road where a six-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a car were being discussed, a council has confirmed.

The girl, named locally as Lily Davies, died after being hit on Beacon Road in Wibsey, Bradford, on Thursday.

The leader of Bradford Council said the authority had discussed improvements with residents.

Councillor Dave Green said it had not been possible to implement any scheme before the girl's death.

The Labour councillor described the girl's death as a tragedy.

'Bright and bubbly'

He added: "We did have a meeting with residents some months ago to look at various options for trying to improve pedestrian safety and these schemes are still being looked at and worked up."

Mr Green said speed cameras were not an option as the authority was not permitted to install new ones under national guidelines.

The girl was hit by a silver Land Rover Freelander at about 08:30 BST on Thursday.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious head injuries by air ambulance but died later.

Her father, Jack Davies, told the BBC his daughter had been a "bright, beautiful, bubbly little girl" who was doing well in school.

He also thanked friends and neighbours who had placed flowers near to where she had been hit by the car.

West Yorkshire Police said the driver of the Freelander had been unhurt and an investigation into what had happened was continuing.

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