An 11-year-old girl has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Swindon on Friday.
Emily Williams was taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital, a major trauma centre, following the serious collision on Meadowcroft at around 2pm but sadly died of her injuries on Sunday – when the family made the decision to withdraw her life support.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance landed nearby as critical care medics were called in to treat the youngster who was knocked down the a white Mercedes C180 near the junction with Addison Crescent.
Emily’s family made the following tribute: “Emily was very musical and was always singing.
“Last year, Emily donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust which provides wigs for children who suffer from medical conditions or trauma. Emily’s hair was plaited and had bows and ribbons in and then was professional cut to make the donation.
“Emily has now donated her organs to help others.”
The driver of the Mercedes involved remained at the scene and is cooperating with police, although anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101.