A TODDLER killed crossing a road near to a Brighouse park has been described as an “angel” by her family.
Flowers, teddy bears and pictures drawn by children were left at the scene of the collision in memory of the two-year-old named as Olivia and known to family and friends as Livvy.
Little Olivia died after being involved in a collision with a car on Bradford Road outside the entrance to Wellholme Park on Sunday lunchtime.
A 34-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the same collision.
The spot is now marked by an ever-growing pile of bouquets of flowers, teddy bears and drawings from family, friends and people who stopped to pay their respects.
One of the cards reads: “Rest in peace with the Angels – love you loads sweetheart.”
Another says: “Our special Angel, God bless sweetheart, from uncle Craig and aunty Sandra.”
A child’s drawing with a big smiley star and flowers was left from a friend called Rosie.
Parents with children were leaving flowers at the scene yesterday – some who didn’t know the family.
Brighouse mother Shirlie Locke was with son Calvin and said: “We were only playing in the park yesterday morning so it is such a shock that it happened.
“Obviously we don’t know the circumstances but this road is so busy and there is only one crossing opposite the park which doesn’t have any buttons to stop the traffic. “It’s tragic – having a young child myself my heart goes out to the family.”
Al Jackson, 64, lives opposite the park and said: “I didn’t see what happened, just the emergency services arriving here and doing what they could.
“It’s a tragedy, all the flowers and pictures left here show that.
“I do worry for people crossing this road, like any other main road it’s busy but after this maybe the council should be looking to see if there’s anything more they can do it make it safer.”
The collision happened at 12.50pm on Sunday.
A 46-year-old Halifax man was driving a VW Passat along Bradford Road towards Brighouse.
Livvy was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, but she later sadly died.
A 34-year-old man also from Brighouse suffered serious injuries and has been detained at HRI where his condition is described as serious but stable.
The driver of the Passat suffered cuts to his hands but did not seek hospital treatment.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and would like to speak to anyone who has information.
They say the park was busy with families at the time of the collision.
A spokeswoman added: “There were a number of cars parked outside the park at the time and officers would like to trace the owners of those vehicles.”
The park is just metres away from the Tesco supermarket on Bradford Road.
An island crossing is nearby the scene of the collision on the road which has a speed limit of 30mph.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Calderdale Accident Investigation Department on 01422 337236.