A TODDLER has been killed in Newsome after being hit by a car.
Police said the two-year-old boy ran into Newsome Road, into the path of a car, at about 7.45pm last night.
He was in collision with a Fiat Brava travelling up the road.
The accident happened near S K News and the mini-roundabout below the junction with Stile Common Road.
The toddler is believed to be Callam, the grandchild of Anthony and Lorraine O'Neill, who live on Newsome Road. He is understood to have wandered into the road from the right-hand side as the 20-year-old woman driver made her way up the hill.
It is believed Callam lived with his grandparents and his mother, Janine, Mr and Mrs O'Neill's daughter.
He had been playing on the steps of the family's home with his young aunt shortly before the accident.
He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary by ambulance but died shortly after arrival from serious injuries.
The driver - also from Newsome - reported the incident close to the scene.
Today, the boy's family were being comforted by police.
News of the tragedy shook the community.
A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "The family have lived there for about seven years, which is long enough to get to know them.
"I am really gutted to hear the news and still very shocked.
"There are not many kids around there, so you get to know the ones there are.
"He was a lovely little boy."
Witnesses are being urged to come forward.
Pc Adrian Whitehead, of Huddersfield road traffic police, said: "We are appealing for more witnesses, or people who saw the pale green Fiat Brava, to contact us.
"We would welcome the information, even if it is only the slightest detail," he added.
Anyone with any information is asked to phone Pc Hyde on 01484 436847.