18 June 2014, 12:06
A three year old girl has died after being hit by a car in Hadleigh.
Emergency services were called just after 5.45pm yesterday (17 June) after reports of a collision involving a vehicle and a child in Canterbury Gardens.
Officers attended and immediately began attempts to resuscitate her. These efforts were continued by ambulance personnel on arrival before the little girl was taken to Ipswich Hospital, however she died a short time later.
It appears she was on a toy scooter when the Hyundai car collided with her.
Her family have released this statement: "Rosa was a much beloved and loving daughter and sister. Small in size, but a giant in character, kindness and with a sheer joy at being alive.
"It has been a privilege to have known her as parents and as siblings. She made us better and happier people.
"We are devastated by losing her. Her death has robbed us of much of the sparkle of life. We now ask that as a grieving family we are given time to be with our dear family and friends".
Police are talking to the driver, who is not believed to be related to the girl, and he is receiving medical treatment for shock.
The road has now been re-opened following initial enquiries at the scene.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened, who hasn't already spoken to officers, to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police by dialling 101, quoting CAD 363.